Dan Appleman: Kibitzing and Commentary

My personal blog

As many of you know, I’ve been turning some of my attention to the topic of finance and investing (the results of which you can find on my alternate blog at www.ThinkingAboutMoney.com). While most of my focus has been for somewhat more advanced investors, it occurred to me that there’s one beginners group that desperately needs financial education – new college graduates – specifically those with tech degrees.
New graduates with tech degrees suddenly find themselves making real money – in many cases for the first time in their lives. In our consumer society (devoted to separating us from our money), it’s not uncommon for them to quickly find themselves in debt and living from paycheck to paycheck.
So I wrote an e-Book called “The Graduating Geek’s Guide to High Finance” that contains the most important information they (if not everyone) needs to know about personal finance (the kind of information that isn’t taught in school). It also contains some of the career advice/wisdom that is traditionally handed down to newcomers from jaded industry veterans.
Sample topics include:

  • Money Isn’t Everything.
  • Wealth isn’t Income.
  • Start Today, well actually – tomorrow.
  • Think twice before you spend.
  • Time is Money.
  • The Tax Man cometh.
  • A Piece of the Action.
  • Stock and Stock Options.
  • Investing.
  • Start a business.
  • Going Independent.
  • Corporate Myths.
  • Buying A House.
  • Insurance.
  • Trust No One.

The Graduating Geek’s Guide to High Finance is published as an e-Book for $3.99. Now available on amazon.com.
If you’re interested in a review copy, contact me via Email.