Several people requested this functionality in order to test various assumptions about depletion of the Social Security OASI trust fund. A member of my family often brags about his latest money move. Apparently he is always getting in or out of a stock at just the right time or making an options bet that paid off. But none of this seems like actual prudent investing…not even remotely. If somebody is telling me about their investments, I just listen, unless they explicitly request my opinion. When was the last time that you had a conversation with somebody, in which they convinced you that a decision you were making was unwise and you decided to make a different decision going forward?
But not very often.
Investing Made Simple: Investing in Index Funds Explained in Pages or Less by Mike Piper
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Investing Made Simple: Index Fund Investing and ETF Investing Explained in 100 Pages or Less
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Oct 04, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a no-nonsense, no-frills guide to investing. While I am a novice on the subject, I can't really rate it for content of information, but I can at the very least say it is simple and straightforward, and presents it's arguments and evidence and sources in an easily-accessible way.
I would recommend this for high school and older aged-readers. Non explicit language or graphic sex or violence.
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Jun 07, Anna rated it liked it. I really liked how this book tried to explain matters in laymens terms. I understand that they wanted the book to be brief but I would have loved for them to explain the difference between index and etf a little more.
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Dec 13, Oleg Malikov rated it really liked it. Very simple ideas and useful information for investors. Geared towards individual investors, who are starting out. Simple beginners info Simple book that covers the basics and then describes funds all the while telling you to go with low cost index funds. Feb 01, Zach rated it really liked it.
This book reflects the ideas and simple approach to investing I have heard from other sources. It makes a lot of Vernacular much easier to understand. Apr 03, Matthew Kern rated it it was amazing. This book does as its title implies, teaches simple investing. A great and quick read if you are new to investing and want some clear and fundamental advice.
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