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5.0 out of 5 starsReally good practical advice
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2016
Really good practical advice. Not a lot of surprising info given the data that is presented and what we all have learned throughout life, but it is good to hear it from someone else. The way that the data is presented and explained is great. I will be purchasing this book for nieces/nephews and tell them that they can skip a lot of the anguish and hard life lessons if they really pay attention to the messages in this book.
5.0 out of 5 starsPocket summary of decades of investment wisdom. Handy to recall why one didn't fall for that financial fad so many years ago.
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017
I would advise reading Edelman's "Truth/Lies ..." books first. All quite good and informative. This tops off my own 40 years of investing wisdom, discoveries, and revelations about the good/bad of investment strategies and fads over the decades. Presented like a book of proverbs. It reminds me of Chairman Mao's Little Red Book, only it is reality instead of brainwashing.
5.0 out of 5 starsA must read for everyone, really.
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2017
Read Ric Edelman books, written in plain language to take control of your long term money investments. Listen up especially all of you women, read his books! Take your time and learn about finances for your security and independence. It's not that hard, do it. Men, you cannot "beat the market" so you will be more successful if you study what Ric Edelman is saying, instead of listening to all those TV stock people.
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent! This is an exceptionally good book for a ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2016
Excellent! This is an exceptionally good book for a tyro investor. It is free of jargon and complicated mathematical formulas and is an easy read so is not in the least intimidating for the tyro investor. When someone is first learning how to invest he or she must sort through the plethora of misinformation, wrong information, and nonsense that is out there in the investment arena. But Ric Edelman leads the tyro investor through the tangled jungle of the absolute multitude of investment nonsense out there in the world and gives the reader the simple tried and true in an easy to understand manner. I would recommend this book to anyone just learning how to invest. (I have already purchased a dozen copies of this book myself to give copies to friends and relatives. )
Good book. A little thin on content compared to his other books which I have in my library. Fast read. Best for those not totally aware of the investing world. By the way, the box it came in gave me a sinus infection. I have severe allergies and I believe the compound PTBS(butylphenol formaldehyde) is being used in greater quanities by the company you buy your boxes from. Large exposure to this stuff is toxic from what I read. This is my theory after getting very sick in the UPS store with a terrible smell...it was the same odor coming from the Amazon.com box that arrived at my house. If I'm correct, this could effect people in your shipping department?
This is one of my favorite finance books. It’s a simple read. The principles Ric puts forth are documented with statistics and data each time. He gives a big picture view of the virtues of the market and how you should be investing. Useful. Thoughtful and well written.
5.0 out of 5 starsSimple to read, simple to understand - excellent advice.
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2016
Ric offers common sense information on how to maximize your retirement savings and not worry about stock market fluctuations. He is the only national investment advisor I am willing to put all of my trust in.