The Investing QuickStart Guie: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Successfully Naviating the Stock Market, Growing Your Wealth, and Creating a Secure Financial Future. Author Ted Snow CFP MBA. Published by ClydeBank Media. Available June 2018

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PRESS RELEASE

Albany, NY—ClydeBank Media is proud to announce the release of their newest personal finance title, the Investing QuickStart Guide [ISBN 978-1-945051-86-9, $19.99] from author Ted Snow, CFP®, MBA. Mr. Snow is a thirty-plus-year veteran of the wealth management and financial services sector, and the founder of Snow Financial Group LLC.

At Snow Financial, their motto is “Be prepared, choose wisely.” That winning ethos is infused into each chapter of the Investing QuickStart Guide, which walks readers through successful investment and wealth management strategies and tactics. The perfect infusion of Wall Street and Main Street, Investing QuickStart Guide leaves the jargon at the door and instead focuses on the steps that ordinary investors and those new to the world of investing can take right away.

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PRODUCT INFO

ISBN – 13
Paperback: 978-1-945051-86-9
Hardcover: 978-1-945051-32-6
eBook: 978-1-945051-95-1

ISBN – 10
Paperback: 1-945051-86-8
Hardcover: 1-945051-32-9
eBook: 1-945051-95-7

PAGE COUNT
196 Pages

TRIM SIZE
7.5 in x 9.25 in

FORMATS
Paperback, Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

PRICES
Paperback: USD $19.99 | CAD $22.99
Hardcover: USD $28.99 | CAD $36.99
eBook: USD $9.99 | CAD $12.99

PUBLISH DATE
September 10, 2018

SUBJECT
Personal Finance/Investing

BISAC
BUS050020, BUS036000, BUS036070

PUBLISHER
ClydeBank Media LLC

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The 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 the complete picture on stocks, bonds, treasuries, ETFs, mutual funds, indexes, REITS and several other investment securities. Snow’s 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, the 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.

WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOOK

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author Ted Snow, CFP, MBA

A leading authority on personal finance, investing, and wealth management.

Ted D. Snow, CFP®, MBA, has been working in the financial services industry since 1987. He has contributed numerous articles featured in outlets like CNBC, Investopedia, and Forbes. Ted has appeared twice on D Magazine’s Best Financial Planners in Dallas list. He is the founder of Snow Financial Group LLC and holds an MBA in financial planning from the University of Dallas, where he graduated magna cum laude. Ted and his wife Mary live in the greater Dallas metro area.

EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in financial planning from the University of Dallas 1995
  • An adjunct professor at the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management (1999–2007)
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance from Utah State University 1986
  • Named in the article “Best Financial Planners in Dallas” as seen in D Magazine
  • Named in the “Guide to America’s Top Financial Planners” annually since 2005
  • Has been in the financial services profession since 1987

EARLY REVIEWS

“Ted has accomplished a rare blend of important objectives in this book. On the one hand, this resource is an excellent introduction for new investors to devour as they learn the discipline and strategies it takes to be a good investor. I plan to buy some copies to give away to people I run across who express interest in learning more about investing. On the other hand, I found Ted’s compilation to be an excellent reference for the experienced investment team in our advisory office. While I was familiar with most of the topics discussed, there were some that I needed a refresher on, which Ted has done succinctly and effectively. Now, instead of immediately turning to Google or Investopedia, I’ll turn to this book when I need to research an investment concept. Yet what I love most about Ted and his work is his commitment to teaching investing in the proper context of living life with great purpose and intentionality. Life and wealth have tremendous purpose, and Ted helps readers grasp this important truth.”

Alan Roseman, CPA, CFP®, CAP® & Chris Langford, CAP®

Wealth Advisors, Roseman Wealth Advisors

“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

“Useful information and practical application are what people look for when they start investing their own money. Ted has compiled valuable, easy-to-learn-and-understand graphics, anecdotes, reminders, hints, and examples of what it takes to establish a foundation of solid investment skills. Three decades of experience are shining through in his book to educate people to be successful investors.”

Erin Botsford, CFP®, CRPC

CEO, Botsford Financial Group

“The 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

“If you are new to investing, then you need to buy this book. It is an excellent source for understanding the terms and concepts used by successful investors and it will provide you with the foundation you need to become a successful investor yourself.”

Ken B.

Advance Reader

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

  1. How did you get started in the finance sector?

  2. What is a CFP® designation and why is it important?

  3. What’s the absolute first thing a beginner should do when they start investing?

  4. Why should you invest? Is investing for everyone? Isn’t investing just gambling? Isn’t the market always fluctuating and aren’t people always losing money?

  5. When is the best time to start saving for retirement? Can you start saving too early or save too much? What should someone do if they are close to retirement age and don’t have much money saved yet?

  6. What are roboadvisors? Do you still need a financial planner/broker in today’s market?

  7. What is the #1 biggest myth that people believe about investing in the stock market?

  8. How do you feel about the current market? Do you think a crash/recession is coming soon?

BOOK SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

  1. Why did you decide to write the Investing QuickStart Guide?
  2. Who is the Investing QuickStart Guide for?
  3. How is the Investing QuickStart Guide different from other investing books?
  4. Will the principles, techniques, and strategies in the Investing QuickStart Guide be just as true in 10 years as they are now?
  5. In addition to the Investing QuickStart Guide, what other resources do you recommend for someone who has just started investing?

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