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Invested

How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
Narrated by: Danielle Town, Phil Town
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

In this essential handbook - a blend of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and The Happiness Project - the cohost of the wildly popular InvestED podcast shares her yearlong journey learning to invest, as taught to her by her father, investor and best-selling author Phil Town. 

Growing up, the words finance, savings, and portfolio made Danielle Town's eyes glaze over, and the thought of stocks and financial statements shut down her brain. The daughter of a successful investor and best-selling financial author of Rule #1, Phil Town, she spent most of her adult life avoiding investing - until she realized that her time-consuming career as a lawyer was making her feel anything but in control of her life or her money. Determined to regain her freedom, vote for her values with her money, and deal with her fear of the unpredictable stock market, she turned to her father, Phil, to help her take charge of her life and her future through Warren Buffett-style value investing. Over the course of a year, Danielle went from avoiding everything to do with the financial industrial complex to knowing exactly how and when to invest in wonderful companies. 

In Invested, Danielle shows you how to do the same: how to take command of your own life and finances by choosing companies with missions that match your values, using the same gold-standard strategies that have catapulted Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger to the top of the Forbes 400. Avoiding complex math and obsolete financial models, she turns her father's investing knowledge into 12 easy-to-understand lessons. 

In each chapter Danielle examines the investment strategies she mastered as her increasing know-how deepened the trust between her and her father. Throughout, she streamlines the process of making wise financial decisions and shows you just how easy - and profitable - investing can be. 

Capturing a warm, charming, and down-to-earth give and take between a headstrong daughter and her mostly patient dad, Invested makes the complex world of investing simple, straightforward, and approachable and will help you formulate your own investment plan - and foster the confidence to put it into action. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2018 Danielle Town (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Brilliant for Newbie and Young Investors

I've been following Phil Town for a year now and my financial awareness has certainly increased, but Danielle captures the seesaw of emotions, concerns and fears that go through my mind and body when thinking about investing.

I so resonate with 'I don't do numbers' and therefore it was great to hear how Danielle worked through this roadblock belief herself.

I think all young people should have access to this book in school and college and it should be part of the maths and business curriculums, to help raise awareness of how to make money work for you and to help people get over the fear of buying shares on your own.

Excellent listening/read and I liked hearing the author speak it as it conveyed her authenticity.

Thank you Danielle and Phil for sharing.

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I love this book

They say a successful person can read as much as 50 books a year. Well, I spend 5 hours a day in traffic and working toward financial freedom... duh, that’s why I got the book.

And I can tell you this, I have listened to over 50 books in the last 9 months, I don’t review them all, but in this case I did. Because, it awesome.

Told with a story, Danielle’s delivery of the book is fantastic.
The content is easy to understand (mostly)
And it comes with PDF’s to study and bolster your learning (when your home and not in traffic..)

So, according to audible, I am a master listener. Of the hundreds of hours spent hearing different voiceovers, delivery’s and content, this one makes it in to the top 5 most prized pieces of audio content to date.

That said, content can be king, and this book doesn’t disappoint. It is full of information I haven’t really found elsewhere and Danielle walks you through it all making excellent reference to additional material and other works to check out.

Lastly, example: rich dad poor dad is cool, but I find it a typical ‘do this, do that’ without actual instruction (missing the HOW). Invested has instruction, GOOD instruction, and specialises in one thing instead of skimming the surface of 10 other rabbit holes

I’m rereading this by the way.

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A simply superb book.

This is the first book I've written a review about having listened to nearly 30 since signing up to audible. Being a complete investing novice, I have listened to several books about the subject and this is, without hyperbole, the best I've listened to. It is packed full of wonderful insights of the world of value investing but, most importantly, the authors candid prose speaks directly to the emotions and feelings that those starting out in investing cannot avoid. It is a funny and heartfelt book that brings to life the theory in a way that is incredibly compelling. It has definitely inspired me to emulate the authors journey and discover what it is to be a value investor. I highly recommend this book, especially to anyone who feels they do not understand the stock market and are nervous about investing their money. You'd be hard pushed to find a book that is both as informative and inspiring.

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Loved it.

Reminded me the podcast, like I've read the book already but there is nice story and structure to all of the investing practice

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Want to get into investing? Look no further

A thoroughly enjoyable listen and a must for any budding investors. The resources available are also very good and it feels that Danielle and Phil give you the best shot in making it work.

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Amazing book!

If you are doubting yourself that you can invest your own money, then this book is for you. It will give you confidence and prove, that only you are capable to take care of your financial future.

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A great insight into beginner investmenting

This book provides a great insight into the fears and misunderstandings many of us have about investing and tells a great story of discovery, doubt, hardwork and eventually success of the investment journey.

Highly recommended for anyone who is thinking about investing and not sure what the journey may entail.

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Great easy read

Really enjoyed this book about investing, not to complicated, very helpful, it shows anyone can do it with the correct methods.

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Eye Opening and Confidence Boosting!

Danielle has a wonderful way of telling a story that kept me engaged, educated me and demonstrated that I can be successful at investing. Well worth a listen for anyone contemplating investing for themselves who doesn't know where to start.

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Simply awesome

A great book for newbies to the investment world who are simply fed up with the cripplingly low bank interest rates and want to really build a happy financial future.

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  • Christian Paulino
  • 31-03-18

Great read for anyone

Happen to come across this by chance and have it a shot, I ended up truly enjoyed the book from start to finish. Has great insight and information.

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  • S. Flores
  • 28-09-18

Awesome Book! Danielle & Phil thanks

This is book is practical telling story. How Phil inspired Danielle that she can invest and have financial freedom.
I also read Rule #1, Payback Time, I love Phil Town teaching. I am a student of Phil and now Danielle thanks so much guys. I love you guys!


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  • Erick C.
  • 22-12-18

Easily my fav of 2018

As an aspiring investor this book provides a great anchor where it’s not a super long how-to. I relate a lot to Danielle’s current market aptitude, and even though Math likes me, the story in this book made full use of my emotions. From feeling inspired at the end, to laughing uncontrollably during Danielle’s first practice shares experience. I loved this book and the Top 15 investor books on Phil’s website are part of my 2019 goals. I’ll be adding this book to my yearly re-reads.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-10-18

Benjamin Graham for Millenials

Danielle does a great job of breaking down value investing philosophies from the likes of Graham, Buffet, amd Munger in a modern, easy to read format. Great read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-19

Sooooo slow and unnecessarily drawn out 😩

Get to the point. 20 mins worth of information buried under boring, silver spoons life 101.

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  • CB_1975
  • 28-04-18

Clarity is lost in audio.

She has a good story line, but hard to impossible to follow methods from an audio book. It would be much better as a physical book.

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  • M.
  • 30-03-18

WORTHY!!!

This book is absolutely worthy of a wicked review!!! As someone who has listened to over 4000 hours of academic audiobooks, Danielle is not only a captivating author, she is a captivating narrator too!! Her real life style pulls you in, making you believe that's she's truly been in your position, asking the, seemingly stupid questions that you'd be afraid to ask for fear of looking and sounding, well, stupid. She is you... Looking for a worthy teacher to teach you something scary, Investing. You asked and the Universe has provided! I walk away with this knowledge, feeling more confident, secure and Trust for the Source and knowledge given. Thank you Universe for consistently providing 🙏 And thank you Danielle and Phil for stepping up and sharing!!!

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  • Manoj Nanwani
  • 09-01-19

Great book to start learning value investing

This is a book for someone who wants to start value investing but does not know where to begin. I recommend this book to the young generation who wants to achieve financial freedom in the future years.

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  • charity johnson
  • 14-12-18

Excellent for women!

Very happy with the purchase of this book. I like the fact I can go back again and again. I can also download the PDF to accompany.

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  • Kyle
  • 07-12-18

Excellent investing advice for beginners.

For anyone that has no investing experience this is a must read. I found it both informative, insightful, and a very good book for those just starting off on their investing journey. It answered many questions loved it!!!

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