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Good and timely
on June 11, 2002
One reason I always liked the Gardners was because they not only provided smart, commonsense financial advice in a fun, un-boring way, but also because they seem to be honest in a financial world with lots of conflicts of interest.
In the case of this book, they take a sometimes brutally honest look at what went right and wrong over the past few years in their world. They contrast "business" lessons they learned from running the Motley Fool (like how important it is to create a business that focuses on profitability) with "investing lessons" they learned from the popping of the tech stock bubble (like how important it is to invest in companies with real profits and sustainable business models). Very interesting. The rest of the book is a number of steps to take today to get your financial life on track, Fool success stories, motivation, Q&As and the like. All very helpful and informative for the novice or more experienced investor.
Some of the advice I have seen elsewhere (and is a repetition of earlier good advice), and the book is short, but well worth the money if it helps you get back on track after a horrible couple of years.