About the Book

A former janitor and gas station attendant in Vermont, who died a few years ago, surprised everyone by leaving an $8 million fortune to his local library and hospital.

What was his secret, everyone wondered? And the answer turned out to be pretty basic. Because, besides being industrious and frugal, which you may have guessed, he had invested in the stock market throughout the years.

This is actually not as surprising as it may sound. According to a recent World Wealth Report, the wealthy invest the largest part of their money into stocks and businesses. Our wise janitor had simply done what the wealthy do. So he got a similar result. That is, he grew his money into considerable wealth.

And you can do this too. Now, we aren't saying you will make $8 million. After all, this is a beginners book and the janitor had an extraordinary result. But stock market investing is one of the best tools you can use to build a more secure financial future for you and your family.

So are you someone who wants to make money in the stock market? And does that story make you feel excited? Have you tried to understand the stock market, only to be discouraged by how complicated it all seems? And aren't you just a little bit encouraged that an ordinary person, like our janitor from Vermont, could invest in stocks and succeed?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this book just might be the solution you've been looking for. Because it will show you just what you need to know, and no more, to start investing in the stock market.

And it will describe all of this for you in simple terms you already understand. Not complicated theory. Not a mind-numbing blitz of technical buzzwords. Just what you need to know and no more. And the few specific steps you can take to get started.

Here's what you will learn: -The 5 big reasons to invest in stocks -Simple explanations of the basics of stock market investing -Great sources of recommendations to help you pick winners (no complicated research required) -The one thing you must do to get started (but you only have to do it once) -How to buy and sell stocks -3 key strategies to protect your stock investments from big losses -And many more invaluable tips on building your stock portfolio

So that by the end of this book, you will be able to buy your first stock. You will know the simple steps to grow your money in the stock market. And start on the your path to a more secure financial future.

About the Author

John is the CEO and founder of LiveLearnAndProsper.com, a newsletter and website focused on getting the most out of investments and life. He’s been a life-long investor and was a former licensed Stockbroker, Financial Consultant and Senior Business Analyst. Prior to that, he managed the Corporate IT Department of a Fortune 100 Corporation. And yet earlier, served as the Senior Programmer/Designer for May Department Stores International, spending time in London, England designing and programming a large-scale international foreign buying system. He also served in the United States Marine Corps.

About the Reviews

This book is a work of genius!!! I tried to get into stocks years ago and none of the references for beginners I came across made any sense, so I gave up. I decided to give it another try and some references captured the very basics like "what is a stock?" "why is investing important?" but after that sent me for a loop again. I decided not to give up again and that's what led me to this book. John Roberts simplifies EVERYTHING! He puts in a relative perspective so you can understand it better. Like saying an exchange is basically an auction. He relates something unfamiliar to something familiar so you can grasp it better. It helps a lot to be put this way. And I love that he centers the book solely on stocks. Other references start throwing in bonds and funds when you barely understood stocks to begin with, making you twice as confused. I also love that he reiterates some important points because sometimes I'll forget something and wind up going back and try to read it again, but he brings up the points again to make it easier to stick. And being new to the stock market I need that reminder.

Upon reading this book, I was finally able to get a stockbroker account and begin investing with confidence. Something I never thought I could do. I can't wait to read his other books!


Granted this is coming from someone who has pretty much 0 experience with stocks. 2 years ago my employer added managing our 401k to my job responsibilities. I was flustered at first because I already administered the pension plan (with over 40,000 participants), but as I got deeper into my new job I saw how some employees had millions of dollars of investments and were retiring rich even in their 50s. These were not one off situations either, but multiple employees that played their hand right.

I wanted to learn more about stocks to help my nephew have a better chance at not having to be a slave to an employer for the majority of his life.

As I’m close to retirement age, I also wanted additional income without having to take on another job or work weekends as my brother in law had to when he had a business.

Stocks seemed confusing and controlled by the old boy Network. Thank goodness I found this book.

I like to say explain it to me like I’m six years old. That’s just what the author does and I realize it is not difficult to get into this stock club after all. This is a step by step guide with real stock newsletter recommendations, online stock broker recommendations, links to real sites to get more info on stock recommendations that I’ve heard of. It’s all here! Everything I need to get started. I just bought his other book too about dividends.


I'm a 22 year old kid whose always been interested in the stock market. This book cleared up a lot of questions and made me feel confident in starting to invest. I just started my first broker account today and plan on buying my first stock tomorrow. The book was easy to grasp, interesting and I'm happy with the purchase. Thanks John!

Product Info

Paperback: 71 pages
Publisher: Independently published (April 18, 2017)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 219 customer reviews

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