The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read: The Simple, Stress-Free Way to Reach Your Investment Goals

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Achieve financial security in 90 minutes or less.

Daniel Solin cuts through financial propaganda to show readers exactly how assets should be invested, using trusted, brand name fund managers like Fidelity and Vanguard. Solin's easy-to-follow plan allows investors to create and monitor their portfolios in 90 minutes or less a year, explaining how to assess risk and how to allocate assets to maximize returns and minimize volatility. Readers will also learn how to avoid the ...

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Overview

Achieve financial security in 90 minutes or less.

Daniel Solin cuts through financial propaganda to show readers exactly how assets should be invested, using trusted, brand name fund managers like Fidelity and Vanguard. Solin's easy-to-follow plan allows investors to create and monitor their portfolios in 90 minutes or less a year, explaining how to assess risk and how to allocate assets to maximize returns and minimize volatility. Readers will also learn how to avoid the biggest mistakes investors make, from buying into media hype to giving their hard earned cash to hyperactive brokers and investment advisors.

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Solin (Does Your Broker Owe You Money?), an attorney specializing in securities arbitration, follows in the steps of financial luminaries such as Burton Malkiel and John Bogle in his praise of passive or, as he terms it, smart investing. He advises readers to adopt passive investing to obtain better returns, proposing investment of funds in low-cost index funds that attempt to match stock and bond market indexes by buying every security in a particular index such as the S&P 500. He argues that 95 percent of investors do not beat market averages because of excessive costs in the financial services industry and that history has proven that most professional managers cannot consistently outperform the overall market. Solin does a great job of keeping his advice simple; his guide can be read and digested in a couple of hours. Especially helpful are his inclusion of four different risk-level model portfolios based on Vanguard and Fidelity index funds and an in-depth asset allocation questionnaire to help readers determine their personal investment mix. All public libraries should consider this straightforward guide for their investment collections. Lawrence R. Maxted, Gannon Univ., Erie, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399532832
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/7/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Solin, a wealth advisor to high net worth investors and retirement plans for Buckingham Asset Management and The BAM ALLIANCE Director of Investor Advocacy, is the author of The Smartest Retirement Book You'll Ever Read, Does Your Broker Owe You Money?, and the New York Times bestsellers The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read�� and The Smartest 401(k) Book You'll Ever Read. His award-winning books have been widely praised by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Library Journal, and many financial writers, leading economists, and others.

Solin is a financial columnist for AOL. His advice appears frequently on its Welcome Screen where it is viewed by millions of readers. He is also one of the most popular financial bloggers on The Huffington Post. A frequent guest on national television and radio shows, Solin has addressed professional organizations of accountants, advisors and financial planners and has testified before Congress on investor issues.

Dan Solin, an Investment Advisor Representative and nationally known advocate for investors, is the author of The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever Read, Does Your Broker Owe You Money?, and the New York Times bestsellers The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Readand The Smartest 401(k) Book You’ll Ever Read. His award-winning books have been widely praised by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Library Journal, and many financial writers, leading economists, and others.

Solin is a financial columnist for AOL. His advice appears frequently on its Welcome Screen where it is viewed by millions of readers. He is also one of the most popular financial bloggers on The Huffington Post. A frequent guest on national television and radio shows, Solin has addressed professional organizations of accountants, advisors and financial planners and has testified before Congress on investor issues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2007

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    I was very disappointed by this book. While already very short, the chapters repeat the same information over and over again without describing anything in depth. Look elsewhere for financial advice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2006

    Take back control of your money!!!

    I was fortunate to review an advance copy of this book and it is a must-read for anyone lost in the jungle of high-pressure financial advisors and hyperactive brokers who make snap decisions (with your money) on the 'market news du jour.' The common sense advice, backed up by factual examples, along with clear, step-by-step instruction makes this a financial book everyone should have in their library. Mr. Solin's book provides the financial detail to make educated decisions about your money, yet is written in an easy to understand style.

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  • Posted July 29, 2009

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    Reassuring guide to less stressful, more profitable investing

    Daniel R. Solin's handy book demonstrates why trading stocks actively is a great idea for your broker or financial advisor, but could be a very bad idea for you and your hard-earned savings. Solin's investment method, while not presented as a fresh invention, is simple: He encourages you to set up a very low-cost account with a reputable company, allocate your assets in a mix of stock and bond indexes that represent the entire market, and regularly rebalance your portfolio to bring it back in line with your desired asset allocation. Solin's virtue is his energetic, sometimes entertaining writing style, as displayed in 44 snappy chapters that avoid financial theory almost completely. He focuses on dollars and cents, and how best to keep them in your own pocket. getAbstract recommends this smart guide as a primer for beginners or financially unsophisticated investors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2009

    Read my July 2007 review of the audiobook (copied here)

    In fact, I recommend that you scan the written form of this book first so you know what you'll be listening to. I read a lot of investing books by choice and thought I'd try an audiobook for a change. I decided to start first with what appeared to be a more general investing book. Unfortunately, I chose this one and was very disappointed. Among other things, I feel that Solin's portfolio diversification and allocation recommendations are what you would find going directly to Fidelity's and Vanguard's websites. He also has tunnelvision and a real gripe about investment advisors. I would have no problem with that if he had devoted only one or two chapters on the subject. Well, it permeates his entire book. I'm going to listen to this again just to count how many times he says 'hyperactive brokers,' 'smart' and 'dumb.' Indexers will be elated --they are 'smart.' Self-directed individual investors like me will be devastated to find that we don't exist. We're not even 'dumb' --we simply don't exist in Solin's world. **I find it interesting that the first few lines of my original review were dropped. Perhaps I was too sarcastic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2007

    FINALLY!

    Finally, finally, finally, someone with an investing background and expertise has taken the time to debunk the myths and temper the hype regarding stock market investing for the Average Joe. The book is succinct (easily readable in a night or two), very understandable, and pulls no punches. If you have money in 'the market' via a 401K or any retirement account, and have an substantial (20+ years) investment horizon, this book could easily be the best twenty bucks you'll ever spend.

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