If You're Clueless about Mutual Funds and Want to Know More

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Dearborn Trade Publishing, 1997 - Business & Economics - 201 pages
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Even though more people are investing billions of dollars in mutual funds, both directly and through a variety of retirement programs, often they don't have a clear understanding about what it really means to invest in mutual funds. In If You're Clueless About Mutual Funds and Want to Know More, Seth Godin quickly brings these people, and anyone interested in more intelligent mutual fund investing, up to speed. Beginning with a lively look at the history of mutual funds, the guide goes on to provide a worksheet for estimating the total cost of a fund, and lists ten questions to ask about a mutual fund before investing. It gives readers key resources for mutual fund information and tells them how to differentiate between funds. You'll find clear, fast answers to such questions as: -- How much money does it take to start?-- What do load and no-load really mean?-- How can I maximize returns?-- What about taxes?Answers to all these and more are served up with the wit and know-how that characterize the series and make these guides a pleasure to use. Before they know it, readers will be ramping up their own journey to inf

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Bestselling business book author, entrepreneur, and speaker Seth Godin was born on July 10, 1960. He graduated from Tufts University in 1982 and earned an MBA in marketing from Stanford Business School. Godin worked as a brand manager for Spinnaker Software and founded his own book packaging business, followed by the online marketing company Yoyodyne. He was a vice president of direct marketing for Yahoo, and in 2006 he launched the popular community website Squidoo.

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