9780470568057

The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life

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    9780470568057

  • ISBN10:

    0470568054

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-15
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Investing do's and don'ts from some of the most recognizable voices in personal finance. It's been a tough year for investors. Many have seen their retirement accounts dwindle dramatically and are looking for a safe way to protect what they have and make back some of what they've lost. That's why the bestselling author team of Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth have created The Little Book of Investing Do's and Dont's. When you invest, there are essential things you should do and many things you shouldn't. The Little Book of Investing Do's and Dont's addresses this issue and shows you how to utilize the fundamentals of finance to achieve success in today's market. This practical guide contains proven advice on navigating today's treacherous financial landscape and will put you in a better position to make more informed investment decisions. Includes street-smart advice for the individual investor uncertain about their investment and retirement portfolios Written by a experienced team of bestselling authors whose investment advice is accessible to everyone Outlines the steps you must take to protect yourself from the financial calamities of modern lifeThe Little Book of Investing Do's and Don'ts offers quick, easy-to-follow, and entertaining advice for anyone looking to get back on the right investment track.

Author Biography

Ben Stein is a respected economist who is known to many as a movie and television personality, but has worked more in personal and corporate finance than anywhere else. He has written about finance for Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Fortune; was one of the chief busters of the junk-bond frauds of the 1980s; has been a longtime critic of corporate executives' self-dealing; and has cowritten eight finance books. Stein travels the country speaking about finance in both serious and humorous ways, and is a regular contributor to CBS's Sunday Morning, CNN, and Fox News. He was the 2009 winner of the Malcolm Forbes Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism.

Phil DeMuth is Managing Director of Conservative Wealth Management LLC, a registered investment advisor to high-net-worth individuals, institutions, and foundations. He has cowritten seven books with Ben Stein and has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, the Louis Rukeyser's Mutual Funds newsletter, and the Journal of Financial Planning. His television appearances include Kudlow & Company, Glenn Beck,Squawk Box, Forbes on Fox, and Wall Street Week.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Check in with the Control Tower
The Nut Behind the wheel: Behavioral Finance in One Lesson
Wall Street Therapy: For Good and For Evil
How Not to Invest: Kids, Don't Try This at Home
How to Invest: It's Not as Fun as it Used to Be
The Holy Grail of Investing: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too
Bulletproofing Your Investments: A Recipe for Setting Up Your Tangent Portfolios
Pulling the Trigger: Practicing Portfolio Management at Home for Fun and Profit
Become the CEO of You, Inc.: Get Wise, Get Smart, Get (Further) Educated
Human Capital 411: Your Personal Human Potential Movement
Save 'Til You Drop: Topping off Your Piggy Bank
Houses of Blues: Welcome to the Neighborhood of Poverty
Can You Still Retire Comfortably?: Retirement Was Overrated Anyway
The End Game: "If Something Cannot Go on Forever, It Will Stop"
So Long, Farewell
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
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