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Investing Made Simple: Index Fund Investing and ETF Investing Explained in 100 Pages or Less Paperback – 2009
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Perhaps the most helpful message of the book is that simple investing is easy and generally beats complex investing. More activity does not necessarily lead to better investing results, and laziness (aka patience) generally outperforms efforts to produce higher returns.
By presenting this discussion in a clear, straightforward and easily-understood manner, "Investing Made Simple" lives up to its title. Easy to read, easy to understand, easy to implement - and with a good set of references for further ready, this book is a great launching point for someone interested in investing for themselves and with their own interests first and foremost. Thanks Mike!
This book is great for its intended audience (beginning investors). If you already know the benefits of index funds and a good asset allocation, you probably won't get much out of it though.
This is a short read, but I actually applaud the author for it because if you can get the point across in 100 pages or less, why make it any longer? You'd be happy you got the book, because all you can think of after the entertaining read is why the book didn't come out before you started investing.
Now all you have to do is figure out how much you want to invest in stocks and bonds, many quizes online to help you with that. Just google "asset alocation" then go out and enjoy life, because this is one area of life that really is simple.
Its all a matter of finding low fees and growing with the market (period) doesn't matter if you are type A or B, Tall or short male or female, this should be one of the easiest area of your life. ( I am suggesting that investing is easy, I am not suggesting that the market will do well, of course nobody knows that, but if the stock market does well, with his approach, you will do well without the extra fees most people endure).
Written for the layman in simple, direct, concise language...if one takes the suggestions and recommendations of this book to heart, time and the proper asset allocation will take care of most of the rest.
Highly recommended, especially for those who thought they couldn't do it for themselves.
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It covered all the areas that I was interested in and did it in a very understandable manner.Published 2 months ago by Rolland A. Krueger
Easy read, simple straight forward information. Author's approach is to spell out the basics and offer a few suggestions for investing.Published 2 months ago by Floydsaunders
Mike's books are great ways to learn and better ways to keep on learning. This along with his newsletter and web site are great places to go when fear and greed leave you with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mort
After my 35 plus years of investing, I totally agree accept with his overall recommendation to use bond mutual funds for the fixed income portion. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Barron
Its very easy to read and gets straight the point. Unlike other books that include a history lesson this book gives you all info you need to know to get started.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer