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10 Minute Shares Book Review
6/12/2020 1:47:13 PM

 10 Minute Shares – Simple Strategies to Make Money on the Share Market – Karen Newton

This book review is about my own book which is available on amazon at
https://www.amazon.co.uk/10-Minute-Shares-Simple-Strategies-ebook/dp/B07V38BYJM is a beginners guide to investing in the share market with some very simple strategies to get you going.

Compounding Interest

Einstein described compounding interest as the 8th wonder of the world and very few people understand how powerful it can be.  In 10 Minute Shares it forms a basis for regular investing which when dividends are reinvested makes it possible to generate incredible wealth within a 10 – 15 year time span.

2 charts are included in the book which show an initial investment of £2000 followed by £100 monthly investments with the compounding effect taking 15 years to become a millionaire.  In the second chart an initial investment of £3000 is used again investing £100 per month.  This time the investment gets to £1 million only 6 months sooner. 

Starting with an investment of just £100 per month and every month thereafter will take just 8 months longer than the first chart to become a millionaire.

The benefit of the compounding effect shows that it is consistent investing which produces the best results.


Dividend Investing

With dividend investing the book show which are the best investment strategies to get the best returns.  Monthly dividend shares using auto invest, can produce a much higher return than the traditional one or twice a year dividend.

Using a monthly dividend share with a yield of 7.7%, reinvesting the dividend over 12 months the return is 8.12%.  The effect of reinvesting the dividend each month and earning dividends on dividends produces the higher return and shows how the combination of dividend investing with the compounding effect and explode results.



PCA is a beginner’s strategy producing capital growth and stands for Price Cost Averaging.  Using PCA involves buying shares at the same time each month regardless of the price.  Throughout a period of 12-18 months it produces a steady return of 5% capital growth. 

Compounding the dividend yield of 8% and capital growth of 5% the investor has a growth of 13% per year.



The use of charts has long been a strategy for analysing shares and the book shows different types of charts which could be used include Line Charts; Candlestick Charts; Area Charts and OHLC Charts and when to use them.

Part of charting are the overlay tools which provide much more information on which to base a decision.  The tools covered in the book are the use of Moving Averages and RSI (Resistance and Support Indicator)

The 10 Minute Shares book offers the absolute beginner a way to start investing in shares with some simple strategies which over time using the compounding effect together with dividend investing will provide the investor with a stable investment strategy to build wealth.  


If you would like to learn more about 10 Minutes Shares - Simple Strategies to Make Money on the Share Market.  The link will take you to YouTube where you can hear more about 10 Minute Shares from the author.


Making Money Made Simple
2/26/2020 12:16:56 PM

Making Money Made Simple

Making Money Made Simple by Noel Whittaker & Roger Moses was the very first book I ever read about investing.  Originally published in New Zealand & Australia in 1989 it is part of a series of 3 books which take you from school leaver to retiring.

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Noel Whittaker was Australian and Roger Moses a New Zealander and together they co-wrote the books with emphasis on what was available financially within their countries. 

I started Peer-2-Peer investing with Roger Moses in the early 1990’s.  This type of investing was pioneering at that time but now common place with online platforms providing access to Peer-2-Peer lending opportunities almost worldwide.

The book consists of 41 chapters split into 6 sections.  They are

The Basics – understanding the basics of money.  This section covers the Compounding Effect and the importance of allowing investments time to work. Budgeting so you know how much is coming in and how much is going out. Importance of planning and setting goals for success.

Borrowing – Credit Ratings and good and bad debt.  It goes through the hidden traps and additional costs that a borrower may not be aware of.

The Essentials – which covers buying a home and a car.  Having adequate insurance and pensions

Investments – a variety of investment strategies include property, shares, bullion, insurance bonds, futures and alternative investments.  What is category is and how to get started with these types of investments.

Making it work for you – consists of frequently asked question, common types of letters about money to people of different ages and in different parts of their lives, how to get out of financial difficulty and examples of different situations people find themselves in.

Conclusions – talks about the way to wealth, keeping motivated, how to overcome the brick wall and keeping a balance in life.

This was a pioneering book in it’s day but still has relevance today in putting plans and goals together to achieve financial success and how to retire debt free and on a good pension.

Making Money Made Simple is exactly that.  Putting investment and life finance strategies into a simple to follow plan in plain English.  I highly recommend this book..

Think & Grow Rich
1/21/2020 4:05:14 PM

Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Ask any guru for a list of their top 10 books for motivation and wealth creation and the chances are they will include Think & Grow Richby Napoleon Hill.  Originally published in the 1930’s, this book would have been amongst the first in the Law of Attraction Genre together with the other book I reviewed, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles.

When studying the Law of Attraction, there is a consistent negative theme from many, that it doesn’t work.  They assume you just think what you want and hey presto it turns up.  However, there are additional steps needed to make it work. Think & Grow Rich outlines in 15 chapters the processes and activities needed to manifest what you want through Law of Attraction.  For this reason alone, it has become a classic to go reference book.

It’s important to realise, this book was written in 1930’s America, when the country was going through the great depression.  There were successful businessmen such as Dale Carnegie, JP Morgan, JD Rockefeller and Henry Ford who were all part of the Industrial Age Boom.  They became very wealthy very quickly.  As people were struggling during the great depression it was important to offer hope and motivation to the population.  This book was promoted as a self-help and personal development book.  By the time of Napoleon Hill’s death in 1970 the book had sold 20 million copies.  By 2015 it had sold over 100 million copies.

Hill spent more than 20 years studying the rich to determine the qualities, habits and attributes they had in common to achieve their success.  As a result, he wrote the book The Law of Successcovering 19 Principals for success.  Think & Grow Rich has a concise 15 principals

·         Thoughts Are Things

·         Desire

·         Faith

·         Autosuggestion

·         Specialised Knowledge

·         Imagination

·         Organised Planning

·         Decision

·         Persistence

·         Power of the Master Mind

·         The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

·         The Subconscious Mind

·         The Brain

·         The Sixth Sense

·         The Six Ghosts of Fear

While the book is about obtaining wealth in money, the principals within this book will help the reader, who applies the principles to achieve whatever they desire.

As the book jacket says, read yourself into a fortune.  The book will teach you the secret.  It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. If you learn and apply the simple basic techniques revealed in the book you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. And you may have whatever you want in life.

The great personal development coach Bob Proctor, says he reads this book every day.  Just look at how successful he has been in his life.  Tony Robbins says his book Awaken the Giant is based on this book.  What can the book do for you?

Having read and practiced the principles within this book and enjoyed some of the benefit I can understand why this book is consistently in the top 10 books recommended.  Think & Grow Rich is a genuine classic whose teachings work if you are willing to learn.




The Science of Getting Rich
1/6/2020 6:34:48 PM

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

For my first book review/recommendation I thought I would start with one of my all-time favourite books.  This is one that I read over and over again.  I also have the audio book playing over and over.  The gems of information in here cannot be underestimated.  If you want to know how to make money then this should be a must read for your library.

The book was originally published in 1910 but the points in the book are as valid today as they were over a century ago.  This is an all time classic in the genre of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

In today’s world, it would be considered a type of Law of Attraction book but offers a bit more insight.  Wattle speaks about the Certain Way of doing things.  It talks about creation rather than competition as the path to generating wealth.

The concept of the book, is that the world has an invisible substance that is part of everything we do.  Wattle refers to a substance that penetrates, permeates and fills every living space and how we need to tap into it. He also covers the way your internal thoughts create your external life.  If you dwell on negative news, for instance, then your world will be filled with negativeness.  I can particularly resonate with this as when I started building my wealth, I totally ignored the newspapers, television and all the people who said “you can’t do this or that”. It works to tune out all of the naysayers around you.

The second concept of the book I particularly like is that you are not in competition with anyone as there is and always will be plenty of abundance to go around.  Your job is to be creative and generate the demand for your products and services so wealth comes to you.  Bearing in mind, the book was first published in 1910, Wattles talks about the opportunities that abound in aviation where there is ample scope for creation rather than competition in the fields of rail transportation which were dominated by Rockefeller at the time.  The other part about abundance, Wattle, discusses how there is no limit on the resources around us.  If we need more soil to grow crops there is more soil available.  If we want more gold or silver those resources will also be found as there is abundance all around us.

If you want a book that gives excellent advice in the principles of creating wealth, becoming rich, this book should be at the top of your reading list.

The Science of Getting Rich is a classic book which stands the test of time in relevance to overcoming the barriers we set ourselve preventing us from the creating the wealth we desire and in using the concepts within the book you can create a better wealthier life.

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