Investing is simple, but never easy. We carry a lot of investment baggage, including hot tips from friends and the financial media, as well as complicated financial recommendations from Wall Street "experts." Yet, the biggest obstacle we face is the tendency to outsmart ourselves.
In order to overcome that obstacle, you need to follow straightforward strategies that will consistently push your portfolio ahead of the pack by an additional 3 to 4 percent annually. These are strategies that work in up markets, and especially in times of market crisis and panic. Most importantly, these strategies are basic enough for even a kid to understand.
In How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street, you'll follow the story of Kevin Roth—an eight-year-old who was schooled in simple approaches to sound investing by his father, seasoned financial planner Allan Roth—and discover exactly how simple it can be to become a successful investor. Page by page, you'll learn how to create a portfolio with the widest diversification and lowest costs; one that can move up your financial freedom by a decade and dramatically increase your spending rate during retirement. And all this can be accomplished by using some commonsense techniques.
Along the way, Kevin and his dad discuss fresh new approaches to investing, and detail some tried-and-true but lesser-known approaches. They also take the time to debunk the financial myths and legends that many of us accept as true and show you what it really takes to build long-term wealth with less risk. You'll also learn how not to confuse the unlikely with the impossible.
Whether you're young or young-at-heart, the straight-talking advice found here will help you:
Engaging and insightful, How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street takes you through Kevin Roth's real-life story, while driving home key strategies and tools you can implement in your own portfolio. With just a little time and a little work, you can become a better investor. With this book as your guide, you'll discover how a simpler approach to today's markets can put you on the path to financial independence.
10 Dumb Things Adults Do With Their MoneyBy second grade, we all learn some simple and truthful lessons about the world around us and how to navigate it. As life goes on, however, what we continue to learn is less about making us smart and more about making us outsmart ourselves in investing.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
'...one financial insider's efforts to create another financial insider from scratch. This book has charm and intelligence in spades.' (Accounting Technician, January 2011).See all Editorial Reviews
This is a truly wonderful book. I found it through the reference in If You Can, by William J. Bernstein. Of all the seven "reading homework assignments" Mr. Read morePublished 22 days ago by NYSE
A must read for any investor. Easily understood concepts, and well presented arguments. So easy, even a second grader could get it.Published 27 days ago by Dean A.
simplicity is special. Investing is made more complicated by all of the gurus in money management. This is really something we should all share with our kids and as adults as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel Hopson
Allan's explanations are crystal clear. Anyone can learn how to create a portfolio that will beat the market. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Hastings
As someone just getting started learning about the financial world of saving, investing, planning, etc., Roth's book was a great start! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ceci_Bean
This book connected all the dots for me. Valuable information.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed it!
The book is easy to understand.
I've read other financial books that explain things in a harder to understand way,
but this book makes it easier... Read more