The Prospect of Retirement
by Dan Nestlerode
With the able help of my ghost writer, who is an accomplished author in his own right (Dan Diehl - how lucky can a person get!), we slogged through chapter after chapter getting the notions just right and documenting many of my opinions with real research. After nearly three years into a one year project we finally completed the project and I was then sitting with a completed manuscript and the question now what.
Turns out there is a lot more to writing a book than just getting it written. My ghost writer hooked me up with a graphic artist (Mark Donnelly) who created an awesome cover. Then he mentioned the book to his publisher of fiction works who was just starting to venture to non- fiction. After reading my book, and lamenting that she wished her father had read my book before investing, we struck a deal to get my manuscript into printed form and ready for sale through Amazon and other placed that books are sold, both in paperback and in electronic form.
Since writing my book, I have actually retired for active investment advisory work, except for family members and a few close friends. My book gives me a way to impart my experience and distilled wisdom from 50 years into a form that is concise and hopefully useful to those truly seeking a way to invest without risking it all on the foolishness of Wall Street and their hucksters, that legion of salespeople who live to collect commissions. Make no mistake, I am a great fan of salespeople (a special thanks to John Moore of Moore Power Sales). Yet I am a skeptic about most of what Wall Street offers Main Street. My book will help you see what is valuable from what is just costly and offers poor returns.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I am also a fan of comic strips, especially POGO and his notion that we have met the enemy and he is me. So I started my book with a deep introspection of the self of the reader. I took this path many years ago in my life with Werner Erhard’s adventures in est and followed it with several years doing linguistic work with Fernando Flores, his company Business Design Associates (no longer in business) and a course offered call the Ontological Design Course (ODC). This introspection and learning changed my practices (the internal conversations that run the show for all of us). I was able over the years to redesign myself in the domain of money and investments to the point where I am comfortably retired with multiple sources of income.
I have gratitude for those in my life that have made my transition for fully employed in my career to only slightly involved in investment management while my company continues under a wonderful successor (CEO Judy Loy) taking care of our life long clients and wonderful staff. I retired on my own terms, employing the Peter Drucker’s management standard, the mark of good management is not what happens during your tenure, but what happens after you have retired.
And so I start this new endeavor (at least for me) of being a published author and promoting my book with I believe can be exceptionally useful to those who are committed to becoming competent in the domain of money and investment. The book will be out in June with attendant web sites, twitter stuff and email contact points. I expect to have an active conversation with my readers and potential readers. While my book is not the only path open to those seeking investment competence, it is one that I believe will work for many. My book is in many respects my legacy following a fifty year career in the investment business. It is my chosen way to make a difference in the world, especially for those that come after me.
Author: Dan Nestlerode
Genre: Investing & Retirement/Non-Fiction
Length: 295 pages
Release Date: June 20, 2015
Synopsis: Author Dan Nestlerode has been shaping investment portfolios for people from all walks of life and all income brackets for nearly fifty years. Now he offers you a simple, essential, step-by-step process to help you become a savvy, smart and successful investor.
Beginning right now you can eliminate chance as a major player in your investment future and learn the language, statistics and strategy necessary to tilt the odds of successful investing vastly in your favor. If you want to make your money grow, discard your old, comfortable assumptions and get ready for a fast, fun and deeply insightful adult education course in investment strategies.
Dan Nestlerode will provide any investor with the confidence to build a successful retirement and have fun along the way. ~ Paul Bedard (Columnist, Washington Examiner)
In addition to his career in money management, Dan was the treasurer of the Presbyterian Church Camp at Krislund for nearly 15 years, treasurer of Centre Life Link in State College for 14 years, treasurer of the Outdoor Sportmans Club in State College for 15 years and now treasurer of the Waterville Volunteer Fire Company and the treasurer of the Pine Creek Preservation Association in Waterville, Pa. Dan the president of Pine Village a family retreat and vacation property in Waterville, Pa and the advisor to and treasurer of the Metric Investment Club since 1994. Dan was one of the founders and past president of the TIPS Club in State College, a business referral organization.