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Laughing at Wall Street Book Review and Giveaway

by Nicole on November 17, 2011

Name of Product: Laughing at Wall Street Book

Where to Buy:  online at Amazon and other retailers and at retailers nationwide

Price of Product:  $24.99

Description of Product: “$20,000 to $2 million in only three years— the greatest stock-picker you never heard of tells you how you can do it too

Chris Camillo is not a stockbroker, financial analyst, or hedge fund manager. He is an ordinary person with a knack for identifying trends and discovering great investments hidden in everyday life. In early 2007, he invested $20,000 in the stock market, and in three years it grew to just over $2 million.

With Laughing at Wall Street, you’ll see:
•How Facebook friends helped a young parent invest in the wildly successful children’s show, Chuggington—and saw her stock values climb 50%
•How an everyday trip to 7-Eleven alerted a teenager to short Snapple stock—and tripled his money in seven days
•How $1000 invested consecutively in Uggs, True Religion jeans, and Crocs over five years grew to $750,000
•How Michelle Obama caused J. Crew’s stock to soar 186%, and Wall Street only caught up four months later!

Engaging, narratively-driven, and without complicated financial analysis, Camillo’s stock picking methodology proves that you do not need large sums of money or fancy market data to become a successful investor.”

Review of Product:  I don’t read too many personal finance books but was excited to start reading this one once I got it.  It was a super quick read but had a lot of good information in it that I dog-eared and will definitely go back to.  The principle behind this book is such a common sense one – look to what you know for where and how to invest.  If everyone on Facebook is posting about some hot new product, check it out and buy some stock in the company.  Think about what you and your family love and why you love it – those are the companies that usually succeed for that reason! None of what the author is saying is ground-breaking at all, it’s just a practical compilation in words of what you likely already know but haven’t ever really thought about! The book was easy to read and an enjoyable glimpse into the world of personal finance!

Giveaway: The folks at Laughing at Wall Street have graciously decided to give one (1) lucky Nicole’s Nickels reader their own copy of the book!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below – you can only do each entry once! Giveaway ends at 12:01 am on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.  For information on how to enter Rafflecopter Giveaways check out this post.

I received samples of the products reviewed in this post.  My opinions remain my own.

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