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This review is from: The Intelligent Portfolio: Practical Wisdom on Personal Investing from Financial Engines (Hardcover)
This is a great book for anyone who wants to gain confidence in making their own investment decisions or anyone who just wants to be able to have a smarter discussion with their financial planner.
Jones very effectively demystifies the rules of investing and stays focused on "what you need to know" to manage a retirement account or other personal investment account for the long term. He avoids chapters full of finance terms and discussion of investments that most of us shouldn't be investing in anyway. Instead, you get an engaging, smart book that you can read in a weekend that almost feels like sitting across the table and getting advice. He covers the subjects in just the right amount of depth-- you won't be left scratching your head, or feeling like you've once again been told "the rules" about things like diversification, but still don't know exactly what to do.
You'll finish this book and feel a lot more confident about your money and have a much better perspective on market headlines. Would highly recommend this read.