I'm a fee based financial planner and I can tell you that Tim Hale's unique book is full of wisdom.
I like the way that he comprehensively exposes the "Dark Secret" which most stock brokers and fund managers hope you'll never discover. I regularly see new clients whose investment portfolios and retirement accounts have been drained of hundreds of thousands of pounds without adding any long term value.
The "Dark Secret" is that managers don't beat markets. Markets outperform most managers by substantial margins over long periods of time.
Buy this book and you'll see how you can capture those returns and avoid making another common error which I call "The Big Mistake".
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