Investing Made Simple

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Investing Made Simple: Index Fund Investing and ETF Investing Explained in 100 Pages or Less

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:

  1. What asset allocation means, why it is important, and how you should determine your own.

  2. Choose mutual funds that are mathematically certain to outperform other major funds.

  3. The difference between Roth IRA, Traditional IRAs, and 401(k), and how you should choose between them.

  4. The most common investors' mistakes  and ways to avoid them.

  5. 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