Thursday, November 7, 2013

Book Review - Owning Main Street

Owning Main Street: A Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market

By: Patrick Pappano
Publisher: Cardyf Publishing
Publication Date: October 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9889127-0-0
Reviewed by: Amy Lignor
Review Date: November 7, 2013

When it comes to the trials and tribulations of Wall Street, not to mention the million-dollar deals and products that can be bought and sold at lightning speed, successful investing can seem like a barrier that no layman can break through. Many people who are interested in the market and all the financial products out there believe they must have a person by their side who owns the title of ‘Financial Advisor’ in order to have any financial success. This is untrue.

Author Patrick Pappano combined his present wisdom and past experiences in order to create a text that brings ease to the investor’s mind. Investors want nothing more than to build a nest-egg that will not disappear and leave them with nothing to look forward to except for a future of constant work and no chance of retirement. Owning Main Street helps the investor build that nest-egg safely.

Mr. Pappano decided after a long career as a sales engineer to become a person who others could rely on. He wanted to show investors that trying for the ‘fast-buck’ was not the way to go about things. He further wanted to show that investing in the right choices will bring about riches slowly and surely, which is the only way you can create a solid nest-egg for you and your family.

This amazing book is not only a true learning guide, which offers information on Mutual Funds, 401(k) Plans, Life Insurance and Annuities, etc.; but it’s also a perfect guide for the beginner to easily understand inflation, taxes, the economy, and how the ‘normal individual’ is the largest asset when it comes to keeping this country up-and-running.

Public corporations will be seen as far better deals than what the Wall Street wizards sell. And the empowerment a person will have after reading this tome will not only have more people investing with confidence, but it will also show the difference between good financial investing and a weekend in Las Vegas where you will definitely crash and burn.

As a person who spent years in the realm of a financial investment firm, this reviewer applauds the tact, openness, and sheer honesty of this literal encyclopedia that will help people take charge of their own futures.

Quill says: For any person who needs to understand the investment process and learn the right doors to walk through, this is the ‘bible’ that should be sitting next to your computer at all times before making any decisions.

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