The Little Book of Safe Money by Jason Zweig, Sean Pratt
The Little Book of Safe Money acts as a guide for those trying to make their way through a down market. The topics covered include everything from investing behavior (why our minds come with their own set of biases that often prove harmful) to the use of financial advisors (the good, the bad and the ugly). But the audiobook goes one step further in questioning an investor's true appetite for risk; according to Zweig, our appetites change according to the circumstance and we must recognize this in order to map out a long-term financial plan.
The Little Book of Safe Money also contradicts a lot of the myths that whirl around Wall Street with chapter heads like, "Stocks for the Wrong Run," "The Small-Cap Hoax," and "Hedge-Fund Hooey." Written in our now classic Little Book style, Zweig peels away layer after layer of buzz words, emotion and myths to reveal what is really going on in our economy and the financial markets today and offers the necessary tools on how not only to survive but prosper.
Jason Zweig is a senior writer for Money magazine and a guest columnist for Time magazine and cnn.com. He is the editor of the revised edition of Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent Investor, the classic text that Warren Buffett has described as "by far the best book about investing ever written." He is also the author of Your Money and Your Brain. Before joining Money in 1995, Zweig was the mutual funds editor at Forbes. Earlier, he had been a reporter-researcher for the Economy & Business section of Time. Zweig has a B.A. from ColumbiaCollege, where he was awarded a John Jay National Scholarship. A frequent commentator on television and radio, Zweig is also a popular public speaker who has addressed the American Association of Individual Investors, the Aspen Institute, the CFA Institute, the Morningstar Investment Conference, and university audiences at Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford. Zweig serves on the editorial boards of Financial History magazine and The Journal of Behavioral Finance.