Giveaway: Two guides to the stock market.

9781615640881LInterested in the stock market? Have I got some light reading for you.

“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Stock Investing” is designed to help novices learn more about the recent market. The authors are Sarah Young Fisher (a certified financial planner) and Susan Shelly (a business writer), and their goal is to clarify the “often confusing process” of investing.

It’s paired with “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track,” which offers fundamental information on picking/valuing stocks and planning a portfolio for the long term. The author, Ken Little, promises to keep the “non-essential information” to a minimum, so that would-be investors can get started faster. 9781615642335L

If it were me, I’d read both books – and then keep looking for information. That’s because I think that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. It’s your money, and you need to be clear-eyed about where you put it. But what you learn from these two books will be a good start.

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline is 9 p.m. PST Monday, Feb. 25. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, I’ll pull another name.

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  1. I can definitely use both books!

  2. I also subscribe to your RSS feed.

  3. Wow, I would like to read those books.

  4. My money is in mutual funds but I’d like to understand buying individual stocks. Enter me in the contest.

  5. I would like both books. I subscribe to your RSS emails.

  6. I would love to win thee books!

  7. I subscribed via RSS feed

  8. I follow Surviving and Thriving via Twitter.

  9. I’ve been stumbling my way through the market for a few years now….I could use these books! Follow you here and at Frugal Nation.

  10. Entry 1: I’m leaving a comment. These books look super useful!

  11. Entry 2: I’m following your blog via RSS. Thanks!

  12. Subscribe facebook and email.

  13. Right now I am PAYING someone to handle my investments. I really should get empowered so if I continue to hire someone for this, I do it out of choice rather than out of fear. Who knows? I might get more motivated to do my own with more education.

  14. I could learn a lot from these books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I subscribe to your emails

  16. I follow on twitter (moeyshay)

  17. Tracy Stone

    I subscribe by e-mail.

  18. Tracy Stone

    Sounds like some good info. Never hurts to learn!

  19. I have some stock but would like to know more about the market.

  20. Ro in San Diego

    I would love to win these books for my son. I subscribe by email.

  21. Ro in San Diego

    I would love to win! I follow you on Facebook.

  22. Sounds like the books would be wonderful prizes.

  23. I’m an email subscriber.

  24. I would love these! I’ve been wanting to get started in stock investing. I subscribe via email. 🙂

  25. I also follow you on Twitter (@kchowy)

  26. I liked you on Facebook too!

  27. Entry 2: I think I got the Facebook signed. I’m on the email now after I figured out how to do it!

  28. Great resources… I’ve been thinking about where to start with this for a while.

  29. I subscribe via email.

  30. I am a member of the dangerous demographic: little knowledge and great interest!

  31. I am already a facebook fan…

  32. and I subscibe via email so come on lucky #’s 30, 31 or 32!!

  33. I follow you on Facebook.

  34. I follow you on Twitter.

  35. And I subscribe via RSS!!!

  36. These sound great!

  37. These would be great!

  38. Since I qualify as an idiot when it comes to investing, this giveaway is right up my alley!

  39. So, I just found your site and was excited to see there was a giveaway although the deadline has passed. Still going to comment though and let you know that I am very happy to have found you!

  40. I subscribe by email 😉

  41. I’m following on Facebook.

  42. They sound like useful books!

  43. I follow you on Frugal Nation and just starting reading your blogs here as well. Great tips and advice!!


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