An amazingly well-written, easy-to-read, and easy-to-understand guidebook for the investor who desires first and foremost to minimize the costs and maximize the profits from his or her investments. (Who doesn't?) Comprehensive in scope, the book discusses all aspects of investing--from stocks and mutual funds, to rare coins, antiques, and real estate--and is divided into chapters according to the category of investment. It is the chapter-level treatment of these topics that is most intriguing. Information is provided in the form of short, easily read, ``cost-cutting'' tips that rarely extend to more than one page and potentially result in substantial savings. Many investors, for example, do not realize that some high-load mutual funds that normally charge five to nine percent commissions also offer the same shares on the stock exchanges, shares that can be purchased through a discount broker much more cheaply. Recommended for all popular investment collections.-- Philip Y. Blue, Dowling Coll. Lib., Oakdale, N.Y.
Reveals 111 ways to minimize the costs of investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, precious metals, collectibles, insurance, real estate, and foreign investments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)