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Hill of Affluence

Hill of Affluence

Language English
Contributor(s) T C Tilden-Smith
Binding Paperback
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The Hill of Affluence is a reference book to help people make financial plans for their retirement. It links investment strategy to their level of contentment on the hill of affluence. Successful investors need to have a basic knowledge of politics and economics, and these subjects are covered in the first two chapters. The following chapters are concerned with property ownership, starting a business, and of course investment. The latter subject commences with the simplest form of saving, via bank deposits and government Treasury stocks, and advises when to switch from one to the other. It then moves on to investment trusts and unit trusts (or mutual funds, as they are known in America). These can be dealt in direct with the managers or by using the services of a stockbroker or financial advisor. In fact, investment trusts can only be dealt in by a broker, as their shares are quoted on a stock exchange. A stockbroker can also advise you about investing in other shares and teach you about the vagaries of the stock market. Finally, you may be knowledgeable and brave enough to invest using the services of a dealing only broker. This book explains the unique Tilden theory of investment, which is applicable for investors all over the world. Visit the author s website for information regarding regular updates on politics, economics and investment strategy."
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Language English
Publication Date October 4, 2013
Publisher Authorhouse
Contributor(s) T C Tilden-Smith
Binding Paperback
Page Count 116
ISBN 10 149180064X
ISBN 13 9781491800645
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 182 grams
Product Dimensions 15.2 cm x 0.6 cm x 22.9 cm
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     Welcome to the world of Entrepeneurship 101... 14 December, 2013 On
    T.C Tilden-Smith draws on his experience as an investor and entrepreneur, sharing the wisdom of an investing life in his personal guide to becoming wealthy, The Hill of Affluence.

    Tilden-Smith writes in a conversational style that’s fun to read, and he spends the first 35 pages of the book giving a brief overview of politics and economics, explaining the frameworks within which investors must operate. His discussion includes a look at Constitutional Monarchies, Democratic Republics, The European Union, and Communist regimes and dictatorships and blends history with definitions, personal anecdotes and, eventually, investment options such as starting or purchasing a business and investing in stocks and bonds.

    Tilden-Smith splits his time between living in Guernsey and Florida, and he does a skilled job of addressing both American and U.K. audiences, though the emphasis is tilted a bit more in favor of European investments.

    The difficulty comes in striking the right balance between detail and simplicity, and although it’s mostly managed capably, the book does stumble at times. For example, along with offering photocopied charts of the very detailed UK Gilt list and Sterling Bond list, Tilden-Smith gives a short overview of these topics, but it’s a can of worms that, once opened, can’t quite be fully explained at the brisk pace he’s established.

    For the average would-be investor, The Hill of Affluence won’t take the place of a class on Finance 101, and experienced investors may not need the definitions and how-to advice that is offered in the book’s latter half. But Tilden-Smith is engaging enough that veteran investors should enjoy his take on world economics and his personal stories of success – while neophytes will find inspiration and some information to get them started.
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