This is a great book for the beginning investor. It has very good examples and references.
Good tips and information from experts on money
The authors "explain the basic principles of investing and business in a primer that will enlighten and entertain anyone who is high-school age or older.
Many investors, including some with substantial portfolios, have only the sketchiest idea of how the stock market works. The reason, say Lynch and Rothchild, is that the baics of investing--the fundamentals of our economic system and what they have to do with the stock market--aren't taught in school. At a time when individuals have to make important decisiona about saving for college and 401(k) retirement funds, this failure to provide a basic enducation in investing can have tragic consequences...
In 'Learn to Earn', Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone who is high-school age or older how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company annual report, and why everyone should pay attention to the stock market. They explain not only how to invest, but also how to think like an investor.