Main Street Reviews

In 2012, Mark Matson’s book Main Street Money was published. Heralded by some as a “must-read book for anyone who is invested in the market,” Main Street Money teaches everyday investors how to outwit, outsmart, and out-invest who Matson refers to as Wall Street’s biggest bullies.

Here, we’ll feature the introduction to the book and some of the most prominent academic and everyday investor reactions to Mark Matson’s latest book.  These reviews will give you a good idea of what you can expect to gain from reading Main Street Money.

Many of the below segments are from Mark Matson’s book and author page on Amazon while the others are from academics and industry experts.

If you’ve read Matson’s book and would like to have your review featured on this page, please contact us today.  We appreciate honest feedback that will help Matson make his next book even better and help interested readers decide if Main Street Money can help them further their financial goals.

Book Introduction


Main Street Money:

How to Outwit, Outsmart, and Out-Invest the Wall Street Bullies

“I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago. I shot my broker.” –Groucho Marx

You may not know me – but I know you.

Or, at least, I know of most of you.

Chances are you’re one of the 95 percent of Americans who are destined to retire broke.

It’s not really your fault. Goodness knows it’s confusing out there for the average American trying to secure their financial future. Contradictory advice and information, misleading promises, portfolio-gutting investment strategies – and that’s just from my fellow Wall Street investment professionals.

Maybe that’s why the finance industry’s leading lights can be counted on to say one thing one year and the opposite the next.  Market timing?  It will never work. Oh wait, yes it can. Asset allocation? A big winner – until a real bear market comes around. Buy and hold?  The best thing since sliced bread. That is, until the market tanks and the buy and hold model is tossed onto the scrap heap by so-called market experts.

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Main Street Money by Mark Matson rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

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