By Donald Nichols
N 1998, Don Nichols again frequently to Iowa from his existence and activity in Washington, D.C., to be together with his loss of life father and to supervise his parentsOCO investments. A veteran investor and funding writer, Nichols came across that coping with the portfolio entrusted to him introduced a bigger realizing of mortality, relatives, love, paintings, and the alternatives he had made as OC an agri-kid who took the line out of city and stored going.OCO during this insightful and money-wise ebook that grew out of that have, he merges the sentiments of a dutiful son with the activities of a educated investor."
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