The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 20, 2006 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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"The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing" is a slightly irreverent, straightforward guide to investing for everyone. The book offers sound, practical advice, no matter what your age or net worth. Bottomline, become a Boglehead and prosper! Originally just the chat-line ruminations of Boglehead founder Taylor Larimore, and Morningstar forum leading cohorts Mel Lindauer and Michael LeBoeuf, their trusted advice has been brewed and distilled into an easy-to-use, need-to-know, no frills guide to building up your own financial well-being - so you can worry less and profit more from the investments you make. Invest like a Boglehead, and let their grassroots investment wisdom guide you down the path of long-term wealth creation and happiness, without all the worries and fuss of stock pickers and day traders. If you face a financial crisis or problem, or simply want to know what is prudent to do with the money you save, the Bogleheads will have the answers you need to help you gain your financial footing and keep it.

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Overall sound advice. - Goodreads
A good introduction to investing. - Goodreads
Great fundamental investing advice. - Goodreads
Very good introduction to long-term investing. - Goodreads
It is a great starting point for beginners (like me). - Goodreads
The Boglehead's having giving me some great insight!!! - Goodreads

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It's a well put together compendium of investing advice. It's really a one stop shop for getting your head on straight when it comes to money management. I would recommend it as a good first book to every person who has any money at all. Read full review

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User Review  - Gary Husler - Goodreads

For the American market, the Bogleheads are staunch followers of passive investment guru John C Bogle, using mainly Vanguard products. This book gives great advice for passive investors in the ... Read full review

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Part II FollowThrough Strategies to Keep You on Target
Appendix I Glossary of Financial Terms
Appendix II Books We Recommend
Appendix III Financial Web Sites We Recommend
Appendix IV Vanguard Asset Allocation Questionnaire and Pie Charts
About the Authors

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Page xix - In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it, perhaps, often in this history; for, even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.
Page xviii - As soon as several of the inhabitants of the United States have taken up an opinion or a feeling which they wish to promote in the world, they look out for mutual assistance; and as soon as they have found one another out, they combine. From that moment they are no longer isolated men, but a power seen from afar, whose actions serve for an example and whose language is listened to.
Page xiii - Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions constantly form associations. They have not only commercial and manufacturing companies, in which all take part, but associations of a thousand other kinds — religious, moral serious, futile, general or restricted, enormous or diminutive.
Page xvii - Neighbours, the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly, and from these Taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement. However let us hearken to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God...
Page xiii - I have often admired the extreme skill with which the inhabitants of the United States succeed in proposing a common object for the exertions of a great many men and inducing them voluntarily to pursue it.
Page xvii - So what signifies wishing and hoping for better times. We may make these Times better if we bestir ourselves. Industry need not wish, as Poor Richard says, and He that lives upon Hope will die fasting. There are no Gains, without Pains; then Help Hands, for I have no Lands, or if I have, they are smartly taxed.
Page xviii - As Poor Richard says, gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever, while you live, expense is constant and certain; and 'Tis easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel, as Poor Richard says; so, Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.

About the author (2006)

Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, and Michael LeBoeuf are three millionaires who met online and combined their investing experience and efforts to help others. The authors have contributed over 40,000 posts on the Diehards and Bogleheads forums. You can read more about each of them in "About the Authors" on page 293.

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