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Investing for Middle America

John Elliott Tappan and the Origins of American Express Financial Advisors

  • Authors
  • Kenneth Lipartito
  • Carol Heher Peters
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 1-5
  3. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 7-43
  4. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 45-73
  5. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 75-116
  6. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 117-145
  7. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 147-164
  8. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 165-191
  9. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 193-220
  10. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 221-237
  11. Kenneth Lipartito, Carol Heher Peters
    Pages 239-243
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 245-268

About this book

Introduction

In 1892, John Elliott Tappan, a twenty-four year old Minneapolis lawyer, was worried how people saved their money. Out of these concerns, Investors Syndicate was born, one of the first of a new type of financial institution designed to meet the savings needs of the average person. Here is the story of this financial pioneer, whose innovation has today grown into one of the nation's largest financial services companies, American Express Financial Advisors. The book draws on Tappan's diaries, business correspondence, and various family oral histories. Tappan's life, work and ideas chronicle the changes in spending and savings, work and leisure, the culture of politics and money, that have given rise to our modern notions of consumer finance.

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