The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing / Edition 1

The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing / Edition 1

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by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf, John C. Bogle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470067365

ISBN-13: 9780470067369

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

The irreverent guide to investing, Boglehead style

The Boglehead's Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical "common sense" promoted by Wall

Overview

The irreverent guide to investing, Boglehead style

The Boglehead's Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical "common sense" promoted by Wall Street is destined to leave you poorer. This updated edition includes new information on backdoor Roth IRAs and ETFs as mainstream buy and hold investments, estate taxes and gifting, plus changes to the laws regarding Traditional and Roth IRAs, and 401k and 403b retirement plans. With warnings and principles both precisely accurate and grandly counterintuitive, the Boglehead authors show how beating the market is a zero-sum game.

Investing can be simple, but it's certainly not simplistic. Over the course of twenty years, the followers of John C. Bogle have evolved from a loose association of investors to a major force with the largest and most active non-commercial financial forum on the Internet. The Boglehead's Guide to Investing brings that communication to you with comprehensive guidance to the investment prowess on display at Bogleheads.org. You'll learn how to craft your own investment strategy using the Bogle-proven methods that have worked for thousands of investors, and how to:

  • Choose a sound financial lifestyle and diversify your portfolio
  • Start early, invest regularly, and know what you're buying
  • Preserve your buying power, keeping costs and taxes low
  • Throw out the "good" advice promoted by Wall Street that leads to investment failure

Financial markets are essentially closed systems in which one's gain garners another's loss. Investors looking for a roadmap to successfully navigating these choppy waters long-term will find expert guidance, sound advice, and a little irreverent humor in The Boglehead's Guide to Investing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470067369
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Foreword   John C. Bogle     xiii
Introduction     xxi
Essentials of Successful Investing
Choose a Sound Financial Lifestyle     3
Start Early and Invest Regularly     13
Know What You're Buying: Part One     25
Know What You're Buying: Part Two     39
Preserve Your Buying Power with Inflation-Protected Bonds     49
How Much Do You Need to Save?     63
Keep It Simple     75
Asset Allocation     89
Costs Matter     109
Taxes: Part One     119
Taxes: Part Two     131
Diversification     143
Performance Chasing and Market Timing Are Hazardous to Your Wealth     153
Savvy Ways to Invest for College     169
How to Manage a Windfall Successfully     179
Do You Need an Advisor?     187
Follow-Through Strategies to Keep You on Target
Track Your Progress and Rebalance When Necessary     199
Tune Out the "Noise"     211
Mastering Your Investments Means Mastering Your Emotions     223
Making Your Money Last Longer Than You Do     235
Protect Your Assets by Being Well-Insured     243
Passing It OnWhen You Pass On     257
You Can Do It     265
Appendices
Glossary of Financial Terms     273
Books We Recommend     279
Financial Web Sites We Recommend     283
Vanguard Asset Allocation Questionnaire and Pie Charts     287
About the Authors     293
Index     295

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