Book Review | Don’t Buy the Bull

Title: Don’t Buy the Bull: Dispelling Disastrous Investment Advice and Money-Myths in Our New Economy

Author: Cassandra Toroian

My Review:

Don’t Buy The Bull by Cassandra Toroian was written to “dispel disastrous investment advice and money myths in our new economy.” I really enjoyed that Don’t Buy The Bull was written in a straightforward manner that is perfect for those who don’t like a lot of difficult to decipher “financial lingo.” I have always wanted to learn more about investing and this is probably one of the best “starter” books that I have ever read. I say that not because it is simplistic but that the author speaks to the average investor in real world terms that are easy to understand and apply.

Don’t Buy The Bull examines 23 commons financial myths such as the fascinating Myth #1 “We are in for a long, slow recovery and it will be another five years before the economy is healthy.” It was reassuring to finally have someone present an alternate and positive viewpoint of our nation’s road to recovery.

The author has an impressive background in finance and investing and was named one of America’s top five financial analysts as a Wall Street Journal “All Star” analyst in 1999.

Here are some other investment and money myths discussed in the book:

  • The best thing to do is to stay invested, stay the course
  • Real Estate is a great place to invest, but only if you do so without going into debt
  • Cosigning on a loan is OK to help someone out
  • All debt is bad

Don’t Buy The Bull is a sound investment and financial book that is perfect for the average American investor who is looking for direction in planning their next financial move in the new economy.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of this book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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