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"Bodie and Taqqu have staked out important ground in terms of reconsidering the basic paradigm for long-term saving and investing and presenting a new approach in an engaging and thoughtful manner." (Portfolio.com, February 2012)
"...a good read for those of you who are skeptical of investing in today's stock market. But it is a must-read for those of you who actually think that you know what you are doing." (Huffington Post, January 2012)See all Editorial Reviews
This book vindicated my uneasiness about buying and holding index funds for retirement saving and showed me how to reduce risk so I can stop worrying. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tom Graham
After reading some articles about Zvi Bodie, I had really high hopes for this book. The articles summarized his position of playing the retirement planning game in defensive mode. Read morePublished 18 months ago by D. Griffin
I returned this book once i figured out it was offering Treasury Inflation Protection Securities (TIPS) as the back bone of "riskless" investing. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Michael A. Farrell
Note that this book is on the Essential Readings list for the RMA designation [Retirement Management Analyst(sm)]. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Francois G. Gadenne
Excellent points about analyzing one's own situation before choosing investments. The rather harsh view about the long-term 'risky' stock market seems unsupported by the facts, in... Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by Thomas K. Meyer
I have only started to read this book, based upon the book being mentioned by an extemely well known writer on the subject of folks and their money/investments. Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by Clayton C.
This book has opened my eyes to the real risks of putting my future in the hands of the financial services industry
Which has AccumulAted great wealth for itself at the... Read more
Written in 2012. It may be outdated already. A major push in safety was to purchase. I bonds because of their inflation connection but now the president is pushing a chained CPI. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by Fred Lucia
While I appreciate DR's wide-ranging review, his last paragraph suggests that he rather misses the crucial point that Bodie is making, which I think is an important one:... Read morePublished on February 10, 2012 by Great Faulkner's Ghost