- Hardcover: 242 pages
- Publisher: Financial Times /Prentice Hall; 1 edition (2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130499277
- ISBN-13: 978-0130499271
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,050,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Worry-Free Investing A Safe Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals Hardcover – 2003
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While Bodie has been making his case in academic journals for several years, this book marks his first attempt to reach the masses. To both authors' credit, their manifesto is remarkably accessible--much more so than most investment books aimed at a popular readership.Read more ›
The authors make the case for investing in inflation adjusted, government protected I Bonds and TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities also called Treasury Inflation Protected Securities). Focusing on the major goals of saving for retirement and providing for college education costs, Bodie and Clowes show how much an investor needs to save today. If the calculations seem a bit heady, readers are referred to the book's companion web site 'calculator'. At the heart of worry-free investing as defined by the authors is the defense of an individual's future buying power rather than the building of incremental wealth.
Stocks have been widely touted as the only reliable hedge to inflation. However, during the 1970's sustained inflation ravaged stock market returns on an (inflation) adjusted basis. Had TIPS and I Bonds existed, they would have outperformed a diversified basket of stocks.Read more ›
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It seems to me a bit too simple that all we need to save our money from inflation is to invest in TIPS and Inflation adjusted TBONDS. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mean Pal
I was VERY DISAPPOINTED to see how often and to the extreme extent, the booked was " marked with an ink pen "!Published on August 19, 2013 by Frederick A. Picciano
I first read this book around its initial publication. That was ten years ago and I was trading the market, mostly Covered Calls, and the occasional more risky option long shot. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by David Roderick
Best source I've seen on advantages of Inflation Protected Securities . Written for non-financially sophisticated readers who want to avoid the risks inherent in the stock market.Published on August 22, 2011 by Richard T Washam
The bottom line, the stock market is intrisically unpredictable and we are not saving enough. He makes a strong case for diminshing reliance on the stock market. Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by Michael L. Loren
Zvi's advice on investing in a manner in which to improve your results and how to wake up to the risks we don't think about is well taken. Read morePublished on November 30, 2008 by T. Bruehl
Bodie makes the case that stocks are a risky investment, especially when you are withdrawing from a portfolio in retirement. Read morePublished on September 13, 2008 by Artephius (.
This was the single worst book I have EVER read about investing. It is amazing to me that a professor could publish a piece of crap like this. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by Chris
Remember this name -- Zvi Bodie. Bodie is a professor of finance and economics at Boston University School of Management and like many academics has an idea that is theoretically... Read morePublished on November 15, 2003