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The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way To Be Smart About Your Money
The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way To Be Smart About Your Money
by Carl Richards
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended reading, 2 April 2015
This is an excellent book and recommended reading for our clients. Carl has the skill of making complex financial matters simple. His explanations and sketches get right to the point and are inspirational as well as cutting through the noise of financial services. Read The One-Page Financial Plan if you want to make sense of money and create an effective plan for your future.


Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future
Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended reading for business leaders, 29 Mar. 2015
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I was seriously impressed by this book and read it in a single sitting. It's packed full of ideas and inspiration, with the framework laid out for identifying, naming and exploiting trends. Recommended reading for every business leader.


Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life
Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life
Price: £4.86

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, incoherent, unstructured., 15 Mar. 2015
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I was really disappointed with this book, which I felt lacked structure and clarity. The content was not what I expected after reading excerpts. I was attracted to read Wrecked due in part to the foreword by Michael Hyatt, who I follow and respect, and won't be making that mistake again.


The Go-to Expert: How to Grow Your Reputation, Differentiate Yourself from the Competition and Win New Business
The Go-to Expert: How to Grow Your Reputation, Differentiate Yourself from the Competition and Win New Business
by Heather Townsend
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.04

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and comprehensive guide to becoming the go-to expert in your field., 9 Feb. 2015
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An excellent and comprehensive guide to becoming the go-to expert in your field. This book covers a massive amount of ground and is packed full of invaluable ideas, along with resources and a complete strategy for implementing the various topics. Any professional adviser who wants to become the go-to expert in his or her profession should buy a copy of this book, read it, re-read it and make extensive notes. Highly recommended.


Best Practices of Elite Advisors
Best Practices of Elite Advisors
Price: £7.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for Financial Planners, 4 Jan. 2015
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Essential reading for Financial Planners and Wealth Managers. Clearly written with the US audience in mind but equally as applicable for UK advisers. I made pages of notes reading this and can't wait to put some of his strategies into action with my clients.


A Bridge of Straw
A Bridge of Straw
by Chris Budd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An exceptionally good debut novel, 3 Nov. 2013
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I loved A Bridge of Straw, found it a real page turner and loved the plot twist, dark as it was. For a debut novel, I was impressed at the author's considerable writing talents, albeit with some room for improvement in a few places. Some of the scenes were particularly well written, with the story nicely paced as it gathered momentum towards its conclusion. I was left wanting more and also feeling satisfied with how the story developed. As a huge fan of Harlan Coben, I suspect (and hope) it won't be long before I can place Chris Budd in the same 'favourite author' category.


Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
by Cheryl Strayed
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Adventure and self-discovery, 10 Aug. 2013
This is a fantastic read and I felt compelled to keep reading. A brutally honest account of grief, self-discovery and adventure.


No Easy Day: The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden
No Easy Day: The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden
by Mark Owen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A compelling read, 23 Jun. 2013
Well written, compelling first-hand account of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. Very readable and full of background to the life of a Navy SEAL operator.


The Winner
The Winner
by David Baldacci
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

4.0 out of 5 stars A re-release but a good read, 4 Mar. 2012
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I'm a big fan of David Baldacci but I was starting to get tired of the Camel Club, so The Winner was a welcome break from Stone, Reuben, et al. Whilst this is a re-release of one of his first books, I missed it the first time around. It has everything I look for in a novel; devious villan, mysterious hero, plot twists. Not quite impossible to put down, but very good nonetheless.


The Search for Income: An Investor's Guide to Income-Paying Investments
The Search for Income: An Investor's Guide to Income-Paying Investments
by Maike Currie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and comprehensive guide for all investors, 23 Jan. 2012
This new book from investment journalist Maike Currie arrives at the perfect time and is an invaluable resource for income investors. In fact, the elements of investing are so well explained in this book that those investing for capital growth will also benefit from having this in their library.

Maike takes readers through the basics of investment income before describing each of the main investment income asset classes. The explanation of the various investment terms relevant to income investors is some of the clearest I have ever seen and the book is immensely readable.

As well as providing a clear explanation, The Search for Income is a very practical read. Maike uses real-life examples of funds, platforms and portfolios to illustrate the different approaches to income investing.

Aimed at the retail investor, this book is equally valuable for professional advisers who want to improve their understanding of the issues and refresh their knowledge.

One benefit of the recent publication of this book is that it contains explanations of some of the most popular current investment options, including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and infrastructure funds.

As a Chartered Financial Planner, I devote a great deal of time each month to reading and keeping my knowledge up to date, particularly in respect of investments. The Search for Income is one of the best investment books I have read to date and I can recommend it to anyone who is interested in the subject.


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