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The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life

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by Ben Stein, Phil DeMuth
     
 

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Investing do's and don'ts from some of the most recognizable voices in personal finance

It's been a tough year for investors. Many have seen their retirement accounts dwindle dramatically and are looking for a safe way to protect what they have and make back some of what they've lost. That's why the bestselling author team of Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth have

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Investing do's and don'ts from some of the most recognizable voices in personal finance

It's been a tough year for investors. Many have seen their retirement accounts dwindle dramatically and are looking for a safe way to protect what they have and make back some of what they've lost. That's why the bestselling author team of Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth have created The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life.

When you invest, there are essential things you should do and many things you shouldn't. The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life addresses this issue and shows you how to utilize the fundamentals of finance to achieve success in today's market. This practical guide contains proven advice on navigating today's treacherous financial landscape and will put you in a better position to make more informed investment decisions.

  • Includes street-smart advice for the individual investor uncertain about their investment and retirement portfolios
  • Written by a experienced team of bestselling authors whose investment advice is accessible to everyone
  • Outlines the steps you must take to protect yourself from the financial calamities of modern life

The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life offers quick, easy-to-follow, and entertaining advice for anyone looking to get back on the right investment track.

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Cash has been the chief dude concern since The Colonies demonetized wampum in 1663, and every dude I know is at best four paychecks away from complete devastation. Wise Men Stein (yes, both a respected economist and spaker of "Bueller") and DeMuth (his epigram isn't as exciting) have written a timely, understandable, and down-to-earth book for those of us who can't comprehend market derivatives and probably wouldn't like them if we could. It offers cogent, understandable, and simple strategies and explanations without being simplistic (I am so tired of being insulted by authors who think I play Lotto and lease a Lexus, thanks David Bach). It's also enjoyably snarky, like their list of how NOT to invest (e.g., "find a brilliant, prestigious financial advisor like Bernard Madoff or John Stanford"). Self-reliance, brothers, is key to lining our lairs with dollar bills; keeping control of and tabs on your hard-earned money is your own responsibility. The authors point out that Wall Street, which exists to make money for Wall Street, not you, will in fact piss away your money and then laugh at you. Though they do it in much nicer terms. There is advice on home ownership, investing, retirement, taxes, and that you don't have to sell your kidney to woo Margaret Thatcher; just offer her port wine. "Since the contingency of being old, sick, defenseless, and poor is too horrible even to imagine, everything dictates that we err on the side of oversaving." — Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes," Booksmack! 1/6/11

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470568057
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
Little Books. Big Profits Series, #27
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
548,945
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Ben Stein is a respected economist who is known to many as a movie and television personality, but has worked more in personal and corporate finance than anywhere else. He has written about finance for Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Fortune; was one of the chief busters of the junk-bond frauds of the 1980s; has been a longtime critic of corporate executives' self-dealing; and has cowritten eight finance books. Stein travels the country speaking about finance in both serious and humorous ways, and is a regular contributor to CBS's Sunday Morning, CNN, and Fox News. He was the 2009 winner of the Malcolm Forbes Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism.

Phil DeMuth is Managing Director of Conservative Wealth Management LLC, a registered investment advisor to high-net-worth individuals, institutions, and foundations. He has cowritten seven books with Ben Stein and has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, the Louis Rukeyser's Mutual Funds newsletter, and the Journal of Financial Planning. His television appearances include Kudlow & Company, Glenn Beck,Squawk Box, Forbes on Fox, and Wall Street Week.

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Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
RainbowPrez More than 1 year ago
I have read a number of Ben's books on investing. He is so right even though I haven't always followed his advice to my detriment! This book is very concise and informative.
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We found this book informative and written with humor even though a serious matter. My husband and I both read the book and we are going to send copies to each of our teenage grandchildren for the future educational and vocational guidance .
kp1111 More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to a person just starting out in investing. I would also recommend anyone already in the stock market to read this book to see if you need to make any changes.
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