Why You Should Read This Book Amazon is currently offering over four million books for sale. I am confident that this one is not the best written or the most entertaining of those offerings. However, if you are like many of my readers, spending just a few hours with this book will eventually increase your net worth by hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars.
The information contained in this book is not secret. In fact, it isn’t even complicated. After you read it, much of it will seem like common sense to you. However, the fact remains that you have spent twenty to thirty years in school and training for your career, and nobody has ever taught you what this book will teach you. You are probably a lot like me. You are well educated, reasonably intelligent, and either already earning a six-figure income or soon will be. You are a medical or dental student, a resident, a dentist, a doctor, an attorney, a business owner, or other type of high-income professional. You are, or soon will be, an expert in your field. However, you often find yourself a little bit embarrassed by your lack of financial acumen.
You have probably already been taken advantage of by an insurance agent, a stockbroker, a financial planner, a realtor, a banker, or a lender once or twice in your life due to your lack of financial knowledge. You may not know the difference between a Roth IRA and a 401(k). You are not really sure what you can and cannot deduct on your tax return. You know you should be saving for retirement and your children’s college but have no idea what step to take next to reach that goal. If you are like many high-income professionals, you are willing to pay someone else to handle all these things for you. However, you are worried that you are either paying too much for good advice, or worse, not getting good advice at all. Chances are that you are right to worry. Most self-styled “financial advisors” charge too much or give bad advice. Even if they are a distinct minority, there are still plenty of good advisors out there, and this book will teach you how to find them and hire them at a fair price.