Investing can be very complicated or very simple. It can be very successful or disastrous. There is risk with investing and there is risk in not investing. Investing can be very enjoyable or very distasteful. In this book you will be given some overall and well-rounded investment information. Absolutely no attempt will be made to influence you to invest in a specific type of financial instrument. Author Rich Brott starts by encouraging you to set aside monies so that in time you have something to invest. The pre-investment process begins by being prepared for those unexpected emergencies. Following that you must be on a path to reach those short term and long term financial goals. With this out of the way, you can turn your thinking to retirement and your long term well-being. If you have already retired, it's all about preserving what you have and making sure that your money always outlasts you. So get out a notepad, your pen or highlighter and record some insights and "to do" lists as you read its contents.
Rich Brott is the author of several books on personal finance and business management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics and a Master of Business Administration. He has served in executive positions for several large businesses. He has functioned on the board of directors for churches, businesses, and charities and served on an advisory board for a college. Rich has been a vice-president of a national bank, division general manager of a group of newspapers, as well as a pastor and speaker. Rich is currently the director of City Christian Publishing, a local church based publishing company. He and his wife Karen, have been married for 35 years. Rich Brott resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, three children, son-in-law and granddaughter.