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Publisher's Summary

Jack Brennan is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the chairman and CEO of The Vanguard Group, the world's second-largest mutual-fund company. With over two decades of experience, Brennan has made a career out of helping people successfully manage their investments. This invaluable guide cuts through all the hype, offering a sensible plan for building a long-term investment portfolio.
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©2002 Jack Brennan; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

Critic Reviews

"Brennan's book...succeeds as an excellent guide for beginners." (Business Week)
"Brennan presents a reasonable approach that allows investors to filter out market distractions while investing." (Better Investing)
"Filled with practical 'do your homework' and 'trust diversification' advice, this book is an easy-to-read first title on investing." (Publishers Weekly)

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Brennan's book

This was a disappointment. First, I overlooked the fact that the book was actually WRITTEN in 2002 (recorded in 2007)....that makes it rather outdated. Second, considering the size of the book (length) and the cost of it, one would think that it would have a little more substance. Yet it did not. It might be good for the college student or teenager who needs a very long lecture in the importance of saving money....but it's not for the person looking for information on investing.

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