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Don't let this book's compact size fool you, it packs a giant return!
on January 23, 2012
Common Sense Investing is short and easy to read. It's also complete, and rock-solid on the fundamentals. That combination is very rare when it comes to investment books, and that's why Common Sense Investing is such a treasure.
How do I know? I write personal finance for young adults myself, so I've read most of the current offerings that young adults have to choose from. Some are fundamentally sound, but are just too long - which means that they won't get read. Some take an oversimplified, condescending approach. And sad to say, quite a few of them just plain get it wrong.
But Common Sense Investing is the exception. The "Ten Simple Rules" structure makes it easy to see how the pieces fit together, and acts like a "progress bar" to keep you reading. Rick has a gift for distilling the essence of a topic, and presenting it in a way that produces an "oh, I get it!" insight.
Common Sense Investing should be on the must-read list for all young adults. But they're not the only ones who can benefit. Anybody who is new to investing - or maybe isn't so new, but is befuddled by it - will find it refreshingly enlightening. Don't be fooled by its compact size - it packs a giant return on your reading investment, which - if you follow the simple, sound advice presented - will followed by similar returns in your investment account. 5 stars!
Author of Securing Your Financial Future