Ever wonder how it’s possible to “do good while doing well” when it comes to investing your precious dollars? Think it’s impossible to do both simultaneously? In his new book, Don’t Feed the Clowns: Sustainable Investing for Everyday Life, veteran financial advisor Dale Wannen proves that it is indeed possible to make money while helping to save the Earth—and enjoy doing both. His humorous, jargon-free, easy-to-understand writing will keep readers intrigued and is sure to change more than a few mind
Throughout the book, Wannen shares colorful personal stories from his years in the investment industry that will keep readers laughing, even as they learn solid investment strategies that will help them implement his practical advice around sustainable investing. He uses light-hearted chapter titles such as “Hippies and Cowboys Hug it Out” and “Investing is Just Like Sex” to hook readers as well as expose the hidden truths in an industry often cloaked by smoke and mirrors.
As far from a dry financial advice book as it’s possible to get, Don’t Feed the Clowns: Sustainable Investing for Everyday Life is a perfect read for the beginning investor as well as someone with years of market experience. Anyone considering sustainable investing will enjoy this book, as well as gain solid investment advice. He never tries to “sell” the reader, he simply nudges them toward investing with an eco-conscious mindset.
Through a lens of sustainability, Wannen illuminates current and interesting topics including shareholder proposals, the metaverse, cryptocurrencies, impact investing, and how robots are entering our lives. He also explains the lurking “clowns” existing in the dark corners of the investment industry and what to watch out for. Readers may also see themselves in the different types of investors he runs into at his firm and the various ways of investing depending on one’s risk profile and values.