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Getting an Investing Game Plan: Creating It, Working It, Winning It

Getting an Investing Game Plan: Creating It, Working It, Winning It

Vern C. Hayden CFP, Maura Webber, Jamie Heller

ISBN: 978-0-471-46553-9

Apr 2003

239 pages



A long-term game plan for investment success
What matters most in achieving financial success is not how well one plays any single round of the investment game, but whether they have a well thought out and complete investing game plan. An investing game plan is a strategy designed to help investors fulfill both their short- and long-term financial goals. In a straightforward manner, Getting an Investing Game Plan explains why every investors needs a game plan for both wealth creation and wealth preservation, how to create one that suits their personal risk tolerance level, and maybe most importantly, how to stick to their plan despite market conditions.
Vern C. Hayden, CFP (Westport, CT), is a certified financial planner in private practice with more than thirty-two years of experience. He regularly appears as an expert on leading national news and financial television programs, and has also been a regular contributor to the financial press, including, where he wrote more than 100 columns.
Maura Webber (Chicago, IL) is a freelance writer who regularly contributes for the Chicago Sun-Times and Bloomberg News. She has been a reporter for Bloomberg News, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Hayden Playbook.

Introduction: Why You Need a Game Plan.

1. Step 1: Get the Game Plan Mind-Set—Commitment, Consistency, Courage.

2. Step 2: Know Your Risk Tolerance.

3. Step 3: Know Your Goals.

 4. Step 4: Get the Fund Fever.

5. Step 5: Get an Offense and a Defense.

6. Step 6: Pick the Players.

 7. Step 7: Know Your Team.

8. Step 8: Get to Know the Players.

9. Step 9: How Ya Doin'?

10. Step 10: Write It Up!

11. SOS! Finding an Advisor.