Investing QuickStart Guide

Distilled from the experience of a veteran professional investor, Investing QuickStart Guide by Ted D. Snow CFP, MBA is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to build a stronger financial future through stock market investing. Available in paperback or eBook format.

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Investing QuickStart Guide offers a simplified but expansive introduction to the world of investing. Author Ted Snow brings 30 years of experience in the finance industry, much to the benefit of novice learners and experienced investors alike.

Snow provides readers with a complete picture of stocks, bonds, treasuries, ETFs, mutual funds, indexes, REITS, and several other investment securities. His intrepid but practical asset-allocation investment philosophy is marvelously communicated and highly appropriate for market newcomers.

The key insights of Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Burton Malkiel, and James Altucher all play important roles in this seminal investment resource. But unlike most of today’s books on investment, Investing QuickStart Guide threads the needle between thorough and simple. You will learn the market from end to end, while also enjoying Snow’s fascinating personal stories and insights from the front lines of the finance industry.


  • Everything You Need to Know Before You Make Your First Trade
  • Exactly How to Take Advantage of Opportunities in the Market Without Relying on Guesswork
  • How to Evaluate and Compare Stocks and Other Securities
  • Ways that Disciplined Approaches to Investing Can Lead to Early Retirement and Financial Freedom
  • How Economic and Geopolotitcal Factors Can Influence Investment Prospects


Included with your purchase of this book is access to the Digital Asset Vault which contains tons of free helpful resources like cheat sheets, templates, summaries, and tools specifically designed to supplement the material in the book and aid you in the learning process.

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Weight10 oz

1st edition

Published Date

September 10, 2018

Page Count

203 pages


978-1-945051-95-1 (eBook)
978-1-945051-86-9 (paperback)
978-1-945051-32-6 (hardcover)
978-1-945051-53-1 (audiobook)


7.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight

13.6 ounces

Audiobook Length

6 hours and 11 minutes

Editorial Reviews

What People Are Saying About Investing QuickStart Guide

“Ted has always impressed me with his perfect balance between superior financial planning and a genuine care for his clients. This book is full of Ted’s wisdom. It is an excellent, well written, easy-to-understand foundation for beginners wanting to start investing, and a wonderful resource for tenured investors.”

– Ken Painter, CFP®, Founder & Chief Wealth Advisor, Strata Wealth Advisors LLC

“Investing QuickStart Guide will help anyone who is serious about learning the important principles of investing. It will be equally worthwhile as a reference for those with some experience. It is an easy read, written in an understandable way, with great insights. It is a valuable part of my investing library.”

– David H. Easton, CFP®, Principal, Catalyst Retirement Advisors

About the Author

Ted D. Snow, CFP®, MBA, is a best-selling author and has been working in the financial services industry since 1987. He has contributed to numerous articles featured in outlets like CNBC, Investopedia, and Forbes.

Ted’s first title, Investing QuickStart Guide serves as the most comprehensive guide to investing in the stock market for beginners. While leaning on the expertise from famous books such as the Intelligent Investor, Ted expertly weaves age-old investing principles with his own wealth-building philosophy, formed over his thirty-plus year career in the financial industry.

Lauded as one of the best investing books for beginners, Investing QuickStart Guide has empowered thousands of people across the world to take control of their own financial destiny and achieve financial freedom in their lives.

Ted is the founding principal of Snow Financial Group, LLC and brings to his firm and clients one of the most prestigious professional designations in the financial services industry, the CFP®. Ted has been recognized publicly for his sound practices, experience, and ethical standards and offers his clients decades of experience in the field of financial planning.

He obtained his MBA in financial planning from the University of Dallas in 1995 and earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation in 1997. Upon this accomplishment, Ted not only provided financial planning services to the public but he also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas’ Graduate School of Management beginning in 1999.

In 2002 and again in 2006 Ted was honored in D Magazine’s list of “Best Financial Planners.” He was interviewed by Forbes in 2004 for a financial column and has been recognized in the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 editions of Guide to America’s Best Financial Planners. He appeared in the December 2007 edition of Addison magazine. He is currently a registered representative and an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC.

Ted and his wife Mary live in the greater Dallas metro area.

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