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Serious Money, Straight Talk About Investing for Retirement First Edition Edition

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ISBN-10: 0967294304
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Richard Ferri shows that most investors experience sub-par performance following popular advice offered in the mass market. If you are serious about achieving your investment goal in a cost efficient, realistic manner, you will find the indexing alternative outlined in SERIOUS MONEY sensible and doable. -- Hei Wai Lee, Ph.D., CFA, Prof. of Accounting and Finance, University of Michigan

SERIOUS MONEY is a must read for anyone contemplating investing for retirement or wanting to adjust their current strategy for one based on common sense and logic. -- Terry L.Arndt, Ph.D., CPA, CFA, Dean, College of Business Administration, Central Michigan Univ.

SERIOUS MONEY provides a candid and revealing look at the brokerage industry. In addition, Richard Ferri provides a sensible investment strategy the just plain works and significantly increases the probability of achieving a secure retirement. -- Robert M. Palmer, CPA, CFP, Partner, Plante & Moran, LLP

About the Author

Richard Ferri is the President of Portfolio Solutions, LLC, a leading investment management firm serving the needs of individuals, trusts, pension plans, and non-profit organizations. Prior to forming Portfolio Solutions, Richard worked as a stockbroker for ten years at two prominent Wall Street firms. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Business and earned a MS in Finance from Walsh College. Richard holds the Chartered Financial Analysts designation and is a member of several professional organizations. Richard is an adjunct professor of finance and teaches investment theory and portfolio management. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of personal investing.

Prior to joining the investment industry, Richard was a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps. He is still active in the Marine reserve. Richard lives in Troy, MI with his wife and three children.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio Solutions; First Edition edition (March 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967294304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967294308
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #439,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Serious Money? Seriously! Those who participate in 401K style investments experience presentations each year. In these presentations they show an index fund performance over time and quickly mention index funds cost less than managed funds. I suppose the presenters of these dog an pony shows read Richard Ferri's book "Serious Money".

You can download the PDF of the book free from Richard Ferri's website. Knowing this I still bought the hard cover because it is a well written investment book worth having. Serious Money covers investment alternatives and strategies beyond what is ever covered in the investment bankers spiel.
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This book was well-written, easy to follow, and really helped explain how to invest your money. Although I read a lot on investing, this book provided a lot of new and enlightening information. Mr. Ferri's book is a must and will really help you invest your money profitably.
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Excellent book with practical, easy to follow advice minus the financial jargon. Mr. Ferri explains financial concepts in a simple, straightforward style and walks the reader through steps to develop a sound, well thought out financial plan. I'd highly recommend this book!
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Remember, THEY MAKE MONEY FROM YOU, NOT FOR YOU.

I love Richard Ferri's books. This is one of them.
If you are clueless about financial investment and want to get started on it, then read this book. I also recommended

All about Index Funds, All about Asset Allocation and The ETF Book.

Unlike other books that promote sales pitch (IBD: Investor's Business Daily or even Wall Street Journal) Ferri provides sound independent studies done on investment strategies and why almost all of them will give average or below average return.

However it does not cover all the story. You still need to understand our debt-based economic structure and fractional banking monetary system to avoid heavy losses during severe recession or depression. I recommend The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve and Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse (Lynn Sonberg Books) for that.
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