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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.
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Very easy to read. I'm a grown adult who needed easy speak to learn about investing. Liked so much I bought my three grown kids a copy too! Read morePublished 3 days ago by T
I read this book about three years ago. It was easy reading and I learned a lot from it. It is pegged towards the layman and helps explain the basics, enough so that I was able to... Read morePublished 6 days ago by A. Dhawan
This was a fast, digestible, informative read. I really recommend it to folks who have been thinking about simplifying their finances but keep getting sucked back into the Wall... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Danny
Good basic common sense book that introduced and explained many important investment concepts. Easy read but very valuable!Published 13 days ago by Fred Petitt
It saved me a lot of money from a rip off investment company. He tells it like it is and explains why a second grader can beat wall street.Published 13 days ago by Shar Jones
An entire book based upon 10-2=8 va 10-.2=9.8 being a 1.8% diference. Pushes the logic of Vanguard's .2% commissions versus the standard 2%+ mutual funds. Read morePublished 1 month ago by tspia
A well written book which discusses the power of simple and easy approaches to investing with emphasis on building a diversified portfolio. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Percussionist
This book simplifies the basics of investing and is easily understandable and makes sense. All people starting out in their careers and wondering where and how they should begin... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Matt M
This is, without a doubt, the stupidest book I've ever wasted my money on. Here's some real advice for you: Don't EVER take financial advice about how to invest from a bean... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Esther Brooks