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You’ll find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Goodreads. Your best bet for timely investment info is a subscription to The Kelly Letter.

My publicist for The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing at Plume is Mary Pomponio,, 212-366-2218, New York.

My publicist for Financially Stupid People at John Wiley & Sons is Jocelyn Cordova,, 201-748-6249, New Jersey.

Why I’m a Good Guest

If you’re a producer or host, I’ll bet you’ve experienced these:

Guests who don’t show up or call at the designated time
Guests who don’t know their subject
Guests who give five-word answers that leave you hanging
Guests who are boring

For your show, you want a guest who knows his subject and can talk about it in a way that’s interesting to your audience. That’s me. I’m good at explaining concepts to beginners, but in a way that makes more experienced listeners nod with joy at hearing somebody put the subject in understandable terms.

I speak in a conversational, humorous tone with a bright personality. Audiences say they enjoy listening to me. Isn’t that the kind of guest you want?

Most producers and hosts who’ve worked with me are eager to do so again. I’m prompt, professional, and good at keeping the conversation flowing. No curt, where-to-from-here kinds of answers from me.

I’d love to join your show, either in-person or by phone. Let’s book something!


  1. Eldon Meeks
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    I have been signed up and never received the letter to my e mail listed above.

    I recently set up my account again (today) and want to make sure I get it.

    I love your stuff!

    Dr Meeks

    • Posted January 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for the compliment! You’re all set now, Dr. Meeks, and it’s a pleasure to see you back on the list.

  2. Ryan Pahl
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jason,

    I wanna start first off on how wonderful your book The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing is and how easily you are able to communicate to the reader. What seperates a good book from a great book is the ability to capture an idea or a perspective and properly communicate it. I have read a few other books and articles and many seem too boring and lifeless.

    I am just getting into investing but have found the market and what affects it fascinating since I was younger, and finally have the time and capital saved to start fulfilling my dream of becoming a full-time investor. Your book started me off very nicely. Thank you.

    I do have a few questions I wish to ask you:

    What are your thoughts on Forex and E-Minis? Are there any books you recommend on these topics?

    Thank you very much for your response.

    • Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for the kind words, Ryan. I’m happy my book is helping you.

      I don’t recommend currency or futures trading for most people. While it’s possible to do well with them, most people don’t and it’s rarely worth the time. General stock strategies of the type you’re reading about in the book will serve you better over your life as part-time investor, partly because they will not blow up as easily. There’s a temptation to think that the more exotic an investment is, the more potential it offers. Usually, it’s just the opposite. The goal isn’t to be exotic or cool, it’s to build wealth, and the permanent portfolios in my book do this.

      I wish you well!

  3. Steve Ripley
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    Please unsubscribe me from your mailing list.

    • Posted February 1, 2014 at 9:50 am | Permalink

      Thank you for trying the free list, Steve. We went to unsubscribe you from the list but found that you had already unsubscribed yourself by clicking the link at the bottom of today’s note. So, you’re all set now. We’re sorry to see you go!

      For others who might be curious: We use what’s called double opt-in on the email list. People enter their email address to join the list, and then need to click a link in a note sent to their address to confirm that they really do want to join the list. This way, only genuinely interested people receive what is sent to the list.

      When somebody wants to exit the list, as Steve did, the proper way to do so is by clicking the unsubscribe link that’s included at the bottom of every note. Steve is now no longer receiving notes that don’t interest him, and we don’t get penalized by the big email companies as we would have been if Steve had marked the note as spam instead. It wasn’t spam, because he asked to receive it, he just didn’t want to receive it anymore.

      It’s easy to jump on and off the list, as it should be. This is a no-spam zone!

      Thank you for handling this the right way, Steve.


  4. Brian Steer
    Posted March 20, 2014 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Good morning Jason

    Just read your books on stock market and mutral fund investing and loved both of them.
    Are you going to do a swing or day trading book?

    Best regards

  5. Dennis Hester
    Posted March 23, 2014 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Jason, excellent information. I am going to purchase, “Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere: Don’t Be One Of Them” for my two children. I’m 62 and I’ve made a lot of those mistakes in the book. I’m not to old to learn and start doing better, but sure wish I had been better informed about finances when I was younger. As you talked about, things are not going to get better for America as a whole, but it can get better for individuals that will educate themselves on the truths in your book. How can I help get your message out to more Americans so we will have a chance to at least change a little bit of America? Thanks for your message. Keep it up.

  6. Nick
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 7:29 am | Permalink


    I subscribed to your website today. I have not received yet my username. I was using my email but the system does not recognize me.

    Is it possible to let me know how can i log in to your site?


  7. Will
    Posted April 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Hello. I’ve been reading through your book and I’m trying to figure out how to calculate a book value for a stock share. It may be early since I’m literally only on chapter 2, but I’m excited and love learning fast, lol. I just want to make sure I’m understanding how to calculate this correctly. I understand the formula is:

    Book Value = (total equity – preferred equity) / shares outstanding

    So I went to Google and looked up the stocks for a random company for the purposes of only calculating. In this case, I chose Starbucks. Going under Financials and Balance Sheet, I see it says *total equity* is 5,169.30 Million. The total number of shares outstanding at this time is 755.90 Million. So would it be correct to calculate:

    Book value = 5,169,300,000 / 755,900,000

    I don’t see where I’m supposed to find “Preferred Equity” anywhere in this. And with that calculation, it makes a book value of 6.84, which seems really low considering the stock price is 73.38 as of this time. How can I find the preferred equity on this so I can calculate the correct book value? In case you’re wondering, I’m simply trying to get P/B ratio on stocks since most finance sites seem to not have anything on it except for “last recent quarter” information

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