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Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors Hardcover – March 15, 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 318 pages
  • Publisher: IFA Publishing, Inc.; Upd Rev edition (March 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780976802310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976802310
  • ASIN: 0976802317
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #817,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Hebner gives us good advice presented in a very appealing manner. Index Funds remains one of the most valuable investment guides available."
- Burton G. Malkiel, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Princeton University and author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street; 

"It is really beautiful and really well done. I plan to use it as a reference guide."
- David G. Booth, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc., Benefactor of Chicago Booth School of Business;

 "… .as this book documents so well, a foolish attempt to beat the market and get rich quickly will make one’s broker rich and oneself much less so."
-- Harry Markowitz, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in Economics;

"This Book is Wonderful!" 
--Theodore R. Aronson, Founder of Aronson Johnson Ortiz, Institutional Money Manager

About the Author

Mark T. Hebner is the founder and president of Index Funds Advisors, Inc., author of ifa.com, and the book Index Funds: The 12-Step Program for Active Investors. That original book received praise from the financial industry and academic legends, including John Bogle, David Booth, Harry Markowitz, Burton Malkiel, and Paul Samuelson. This is a condensed and updated version of that book. Mark is considered a leading author, speaker, and Internet provider of investing education. He is especially knowledgeable about the superiority of index mutual funds, as well as the research indexes designed by financial economists. He earned an MBA at the University of California, Irvine.

More About the Author

Mark T. Hebner is the founder and president of Index Fund Advisors, Inc., (IFA), author of Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors, and creator of ifa.com, ifa401k.com, and ifasustainable.com. His current and previous Index Funds books received praise from financial industry and academic luminaries, including John Bogle, David Booth, Burton Malkiel, and Nobel Laureates Harry Markowitz and Paul Samuelson.

This book details the possible perils associated with stock picking, mutual fund manager picking, market timing, and other wealth depleting behaviors. Hebner's 12-Step Program teaches the differences between active and passive investing, explains the emotional triggers that impact investment decisions, and offers an enlightening education on science-based investing that may forever change the way an investor perceives the stock market.

Hebner is considered a leading authority and provider of investment education. His mission is to "change the way the world invests by replacing speculation with education." He accomplishes this through regular webcasts on IFA.tv, articles, and blogs. Hebner is especially knowledgeable about the research indexes designed by renowned financial economists that provide the building blocks to the passive indexing investment strategy that Hebner recommends.

IFA is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a fee-only independent financial advisor. Located in Irvine, California, IFA has approximately $1.73 billion of assets under management, about 1,800 clients, and 40 employees located throughout the country as of December 31, 2012.

Contact Info:
Index Fund Advisors, Inc.
19200 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 150
Irvine, California 92612-8502
Toll Free: 888-643-3133