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Investing in Your 20s and 30s For Dummies by Eric Tyson

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Introduction

Investing offers so many possibilities and so many choices.

Your young adult years, which at least for the purposes of this book I define as your 20s and 30s, are filled with so much promise and potential. Your career, your interests, your personal life, and your family and friends all compete for your time and attention.

Most folks work upward of 2,000 hours per year earning a living. Managing the money that passes through their hands is an important task, which most folks aren’t trained to do.

Earning money generally takes a lot of work. Managing your personal finances and saving money take discipline and sacrifice. When you have money to invest, you want to do the best that you can so that you earn a decent return without ending up in failed investments.

About This Book

I designed and wrote this book to help you with the important and challenging task of investing. Your young adult years are a great time to lay the best foundation for investing wisely. After all, some of the investments you make now and in the near future will have decades to grow and multiply.

I’ve worked with and taught people from all financial situations, so I know the investing concerns and questions of real folks just like you. I’ve discovered how important having healthy and strong personal finances and investments is.

I first became interested in money matters as a middle-school student when my father was laid off and received some retirement money. I worked with my dad to make investing ...

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