Tuesday, January 31, 2012

RetirementQuest: Make Better Decisions by John Houserman, CFP Blog Tour

RetirementQuest: Making Better Decisions
John Hauserman, CPF
ISBN # 0983021708
Rating: 4 Stars

RetirementQuest: Make Better Decisions was written by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner who has been counseling clients since 1992. Drawing from his twenty years of experience, John Hauserman has developed a unique ability to communicate complex financial subject matter in easy to understand terms. Readers are guided through the basics of financial planning, while threads of politics, history, and psychology are woven together to create a tapestry of deeper understanding into the financial planning world. Complete with hard hitting insight into the practices and sometimes abuses of the financial services industry, John has created a masterpiece designed to help those responsible-minded investors who are seeking to avoid common planning mistakes. (from Amazon description)

To be completely honest, when asked to review this title, I wasn't sure what I would think. I often struggle to finish books that don't have a swiftly moving plot line, and non-fiction is the hardest for me. A book about investments and retirement...yeah I pretty much expected to fall asleep quickly when I attempted to read it. But I was surprised to find that Hauserman has a talent for making finances make sense and explaining ideas, that might seem at times overwhelming, in a way that really helps the lay person grasp what is needed. He helps you understand how to set realistic retirement goals and what to do to achieve them. He also helps you to avoid common investor mistakes. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying the book (which, as mentioned before is huge for me, as non-fiction titles and I usually do not get along. My theory with non-fiction in the past has been, as Robert Frost has said, "good fences make good neighbors", but the fence is falling down for this title) If you are planning your retirement (and shouldn't we all?) this book can  help guide you in your decision making.

Find out more about John Houserman, CPF and RetirementQuest by visiting his website. You can also purchase the a copy of RetirementQuest: Making Better Decisions for $14.99 at Amazon.com.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to participate in the Tristi Pinkston Blog Tour for this Title. Click below for more information about this and other tours.

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