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5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Another Gem !!, August 22, 2010
This review is from: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan: Managing Your Wealth, Risk, and Investments (Hardcover)
If you own or have read most of Larry Swedroe's books on investing (like I have), there isn't anything really new in his latest book. However, if you have not, and are into Do-It-Yourself financial planning, this book is priceless. Larry Swedroe's principles on index investing, risk management, asset allocation, portfolio diversification, choosing an adviser, fail-safe retirement withdrawals, and estate planning are concisely explained in this easy-to-read text. In short, this book summarizes all his previous works into a well written guide that removes the mystery and complexity out of financial and retirement planning. I started reading Larry's books when he first published in 1998, and it is so refreshing to know that his investing principles have not changed after 2 rip-roaring bull markets and 2 brutal bear markets that have followed. Unless you are a multi-millionaire with no concern about money, applying Larry's principles will not make you wealthy in retirement, but at the same time, you won't die poor and destitute in retirement either. Larry along with John Bogle, William Bernstein, Rick Ferri, Burton Malkiel, Jason Zweig, Jon Clements, and all the other wonderful Bogleheads, have truly given empowerment to the Main Street investor, and in so doing have made the so-called Wall Street gurus look like over-rated village idiots that they are. Larry, thank you for another one-two punch on enlightment and simplicity, and please keep the hits rolling !!
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Initial post: Dec 16, 2010 2:11:41 PM PST
J. Colbert says:
Very Well put! You mentioned many folks who are my investment heroes. I would add Jane Bryant Quinn and Charles Ellis to that Pantheon. ;-)
Thanks.
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