The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life (Little Books. Big Profits)
Investing do's and don'ts from some of the most recognizable voices in personal finance. It's been a tough year for investors. Many have seen their retirement accounts dwindle dramatically and are looking for a safe way to protect what they have and make back some of what they've lost. That's why the bestselling author team of Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth have created The Little Book of Investing Do's and Don'ts . When you invest, there are essential things you should do and many things you shouldn't. The Little Book of Investing Do's and Don'ts addresses this issue and shows you how to utilize the fundamentals of finance to achieve success in today's market. This practical guide contains proven advice on navigating today's treacherous financial landscape and will put you in a better position to make more informed investment decisions.: Includes street-smart advice for the individual investor uncertain about their investment and retirement portfolios; Written by a experienced team of bestselling authors whose investment advice is accessible to everyone; Outlines the steps you must take to protect yourself from the financial calamities of modern life. The Little Book of Investing Do's and Don'ts offers quick, easy-to-follow, and entertaining advice for anyone looking to get back on the right investment track.
Bogle meets Quant
By Buba - March 19, 2010
The new Stein/Demuth tomb is almost a can't put it down page turner. It's funny and chock full of what I think is the best advice regarding investments: buy everything, own it forever, and own it at the lowest possible cost. This is John Bogle's tried and true approach This book tells you how to do that and what your risks are. Risk is the other side of the equation that is not often addressed by the financial industry. Everyone pays attention to the reward aspect but it's the risk that will bugger ya. To develop their buy and hold portfolio they use some of the best forward looking risk analysis software available which is why I call this Bogle meets Quant. They also suggest some of the lowest cost of ownership ETFs' to get widely diversified and how to keep the portfolio in balance once you start making money.
The book also addresses how to take money out of your nest egg once you have amassed your fortune with an eye on not going broke when you are old and sick... read more
Serious financial advice given with a humorous touch.
By Craig Matteson - April 13, 2010
We sure have been through a financial storm haven't we? The financial good times had gone on for so long that most people had never experienced a very serious economic downturn (no matter the political hyperbole about "worst economic environment since the Great Depression"). The problem is that when we are in the middle of a severe crisis we cannot be sure about has just happened and what course of action will lead to our survival. Just like the newly hatched sea turtles trying to get to the sea, it pays to be focused and fast and get to the waster as quickly as you can. But for some turtles, no matter what they do, the birds swoop down and make them into lunch.
Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth have written a humorous and wise handbook to help you understand what has just happened to you, what your realistic options are, and how to move forward and make progress from where you find yourself now. No crying over the milk on the floor and no time wasted with recrimination... read more
Buy this book for everyone you know
By Geoffrey Considine - March 18, 2010
This book is powerful and succint discussion of what matters in financial planning and how to deal with the key issues. The vast majority of people would benefit from reading this book and even those who know whats in it will be glad to have a book that they can give to their friends and children to explain the key issues of planning. Ben and Phil succeed where many fail: they present sensible and solid information and make it entertaining rather than dry. This book is not just a rehash of stuff from other books--there is likely to be information in here that you have not seen even if you have read John Bogle's many good books and articles.