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Investing Made Simple: Index Fund Investing and ETF Investing Explained in 100 Pages or Less [Kindle Edition]

Mike Piper
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Find all of the following explained in plain-English with no technical jargon:

Asset Allocation: What does it mean, why is it so important, and how should you determine your own?

How to Pick Mutual Funds: Learn how to choose funds that are mathematically certain to outperform the majority of other mutual funds.

Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA vs. 401(k): What's the difference, and how should you choose between them?

Financial Advisors: Learn what to look for as well as pitfalls to avoid.

Frequent Investor Mistakes: Learn the most common mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.

Calculate Your Retirement Needs: Learn how to calculate how much you'll need saved in order to retire.

Who Is This Book For?
Anyone who has questions about investing, but who doesn't want to trudge through a 300-page textbook.

What This Book Is Not:
This book is not going to make you an absolute expert on the topic, and
This book is not going to provide you with a way to get rich overnight.

What it will do (hopefully) is provide an easy-to-understand, concise introduction to the topic of prudent investing.


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This book is a part of the in 100 Pages or Less series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 355 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0981454240
  • Publisher: Simple Subjects, LLC (March 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KA9RN2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,260 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, direct, on point - a great appetizer! September 29, 2009
By RLC
Format:Paperback
Great introductory book for index fund investing, asset allocation, and the importance of ignoring the market "chatter" that constantly tempts the investor to "do something" (even if that "something" is more likely to hurt than help). At about 100 pages, the entire book can easily be read in one sitting, and provides a great introduction to the topic.

Perhaps the most helpful message of the book is that simple investing is easy and generally beats complex investing. More activity does not necessarily lead to better investing results, and laziness (aka patience) generally outperforms efforts to produce higher returns.

By presenting this discussion in a clear, straightforward and easily-understood manner, "Investing Made Simple" lives up to its title. Easy to read, easy to understand, easy to implement - and with a good set of references for further ready, this book is a great launching point for someone interested in investing for themselves and with their own interests first and foremost. Thanks Mike!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction to Investing October 4, 2009
Format:Paperback
If you are new to investing and want a short introduction this is an excellent book for you. It defines the basics concepts: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, index funds, IRAs, 401Ks, and asset allocation. It gives you solid strategies that are proven to work in the long run: avoiding taxes and fees, buying diverse investments, using an asset allocation plan, and annual rebalancing. Finally, the book warns you against common pitfalls that are hazardous to your wealth: Chasing hot funds, selling at a market low, and buying at market peaks.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, to the point guide September 25, 2009
Format:Paperback
This is a good overview of the widely agreed upon principles of investing. At the end, he lists 20-25 books and blogs as "Helpful Resources". I would describe this book as a short summary of the common points on investing between all those other resources.

This book is great for its intended audience (beginning investors). If you already know the benefits of index funds and a good asset allocation, you probably won't get much out of it though.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Book September 24, 2009
Format:Paperback
What a fitting title. Finally, an investing book that doesn't try to confuse everyone and explains, in a clear and concise manner, how we can all make our money work for us.

This is a short read, but I actually applaud the author for it because if you can get the point across in 100 pages or less, why make it any longer? You'd be happy you got the book, because all you can think of after the entertaining read is why the book didn't come out before you started investing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the new or experienced investor January 5, 2010
Format:Paperback
I received this book for Christmas, and I have to admit, at first I was somewhat hesitant of this book because of its length. During a long flight home however, I decided to give it a read and I couldn't have been happier with the decision. As a young professional, I recognize how important it is to get started early in investing to one day meet my financial goals. This book clearly lays out a game plan to do so, while helping to understand/weed out much of the hype you hear about certain stocks, certain fund managers, and TV finance "guru's". The book is a perfect length, and well worth an afternoon read. The author's website ([...]) is also filled with great investing tips, and goes into further depth about many of the books topics. Highly recommended!
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars spectacular February 7, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the ONLY book ANY of us needs on investing. If we have over $1000 welcome to Vanguard... if you have less than that and want to invest, well then he has the page in there with EFT's you can buy them from tdameritrade for $10 and just buy and hold.

Now all you have to do is figure out how much you want to invest in stocks and bonds, many quizes online to help you with that. Just google "asset alocation" then go out and enjoy life, because this is one area of life that really is simple.

Its all a matter of finding low fees and growing with the market (period) doesn't matter if you are type A or B, Tall or short male or female, this should be one of the easiest area of your life. ( I am suggesting that investing is easy, I am not suggesting that the market will do well, of course nobody knows that, but if the stock market does well, with his approach, you will do well without the extra fees most people endure).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By OZAR
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Perfect book for that someone who has an interest in learning about investing. Over the last couple years I am continually asked about investing by friends, family and coworkers, as I always have an investing book on my desk at work or coffee table at home. I have YET to successfully pass on enough or right information that someone actually pick's it up enough interest to learn more. I have tried several ways from sharing my Investing Policy Statement, recommended books, web sites..ect. I think I have finally found the perfect book to pass on that beginner or to that someone who wants to be a DIY investor.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read This Book October 21, 2009
By Blues
Format:Paperback
The perfect primer for anyone who wants to incorporate time proven investing techniques without having to become an "expert".

Written for the layman in simple, direct, concise language...if one takes the suggestions and recommendations of this book to heart, time and the proper asset allocation will take care of most of the rest.

Highly recommended, especially for those who thought they couldn't do it for themselves.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Learned nothing
Nothing in the book about Etfs or about how to actually invest in them. The title is very misleading. Returned this for a full refund.
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars easy and simple
I think it is a good introductory book for people hat don't know anything about investing or know very little of it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K. Y. Ortiz Roman
5.0 out of 5 stars the perfect investment book!!
This is by far the best investment book I've ever read. It's incredibly simple to understand and gets straight to the point of how to invest safely and effectively. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bribri77
5.0 out of 5 stars A book that seems to follow Buffett s advice for the ordinary...
Invest in index funds. Don't pay mgmt fees. Buy and hold. Automate savings. Quick, good read, especially, for new investors.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Financial Advice
A lot of good financial advice in here. Educate yourself before you invest. I will look up more reading material by Mr Piper.
Published 1 month ago by john falk
3.0 out of 5 stars Ultimately feels like an advertisement
Overall, I found the book to be useful and informative, however it has a definite skew towards investing for retirement. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Down to earth and easy to understand.Takes the guess work out of investing and really a great starting point on index funds.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to construct a sound and stress-free investment plan. Easy to follow instructions and light reading given the subject matter.
Published 2 months ago by CDC
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book. Way to keep it simple. Investing doesn't have to be complicated. Easy to follow and a quick read.
Published 2 months ago by Addison T Stone
4.0 out of 5 stars It really is that simple!
I have been doing it that way for twenty years. Do read books by John Bogle of Vanguard fame. He is the master.
Published 3 months ago by Ken Frayne
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More About the Author

Mike Piper is the author of 8 personal finance books and the popular blog Oblivious Investor (obliviousinvestor.com). He is a Missouri Licensed CPA. Mike's writing has been featured in many places, including The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, AARP Magazine, Forbes, CBS News, MarketWatch, and Morningstar.



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