Investing Made Simple is specially designed for anyone who has questions about investing, but who doesn’t want to trudge through a 300-page textbook. Written in plain-English with no technical jargon, it provides an easy-to-understand, concise introduction to the topic of prudent investing. This book covers a variety of topics, including asset allocation, mutual funds, and IRAs. It discusses what to look for in financial advisors and the frequent investor mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
Investing Made Simple tells you:
What asset allocation means, why it is important, and how you should determine your own.
Choose mutual funds that are mathematically certain to outperform other major funds.
The difference between Roth IRA, Traditional IRAs, and 401(k), and how you should choose between them.
The most common investors' mistakes and ways to avoid them.
How to calculate how much you'll need for retirement
Table of Contents
Introduction - Investing is Not Complicated
Chapter 1: The Building Blocks
Chapter 2: Types of Accounts
Chapter 3: Risk and Return
Chapter 4: How to Know How Much You Need
Chapter 5: Don't Bother Picking Stocks
Chapter 6: Index Funds Win
Chapter 7: Asset Allocation
Chapter 8: Putting the Pieces Together
Chapter 9: Think Long-Term
Chapter 10: How to Find a Good Financial Advisor
Chapter 11: Automate Your Investments
Chapter 12: Beware Hot Fund
Chapter 13: Turn Off the Television
Chapter 14: Steer Clear of Stock-Picking Newsletters
Conclusion - Keep It Simple