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Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett

By: Larry E. Swedroe

Bedrock Investing Principles for Profiting in Today’s Shaky Markets.

If you wanted to create the next earth-shattering consumer product, Steve Jobs would be an ideal role model to follow. If you planned to become a great golfer, you might look to Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus.

So, if your goals are to outperform other investors and achieve your life’s financial goals, what should you do?

Think, act, and invest like the best investor out there: Warren Buffett. While you can’t invest exactly like he does, Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett provides a solid, sensible investing approach based on Buffett’s advice regarding investment strategies.

When it comes to investing, Director of Research for the BAM Alliance and CBS News blogger Larry Swedroe has pretty much seen it all–and he’s come to the conclusion that simple is better, that adopting basic investing principles always increases an investor’s chance of success, and that Buffett is an excellent model for such investing.

In Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett, Swedroe provides the foundational knowledge you need to:

  • Develop a financial plan to help you make rational decisions on a consistent basis
  • Determine the level of risk that’s right for you, and allocate your assets accordingly
  • Build a low-cost, tax-efficient, globally diversified portfolio
  • Manage your portfolio by rebalancing periodically to maintain proper risk levels

The beauty of the Buffett approach is its profound simplicity: follow the basics, keep your cool, and have a sense of humor and humility.

The market volatility of recent years has ushered in armies of economists, forecasters, and other so-called experts whose job it is to explain how everything works. Somehow, they have managed to muddy the waters even more.

The truth is, investing is easier than you think–even in today’s economy. “Complex problems can have simple solutions,” Swedroe writes. Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett helps you go back to the basics–so you can leap in front of the investing pack.

Simple Money

By: Tim Maurer

When it comes to money management, most of us take a hands-off approach because we’re just not confident that we have the know-how needed. But personal finance is actually more personal than it is finance. Tim Maurer has made a career out of distilling complex financial concepts into understandable, doable actions. In this eminently practical book, he shows readers how to

  • Better understand their values and goals in order to simplify their money decisions
  • Budget major expenses intelligently
  • Reduce and eliminate debt
  • Make vital decisions on home, auto, and life insurance
  • Establish a world-class investment portfolio
  • Craft a workable retirement plan
  • And more

Readers will be relieved to see that managing their money is actually not as complicated as they thought–and that they can take control of their financial future starting today.

Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement

By: Larry E. Swedroe & Kevin Grogan

This is your one-stop, definitive resource as you prepare for a secure and comfortable retirement.

Investment and personal finance experts Larry Swedroe and Kevin Grogan present uniquely comprehensive coverage of every important aspect you need to think about as you approach retirement, including: Social Security, Medicare, investment planning strategy, portfolio maintenance, preparing your heirs, retirement issues faced by women, the threat of elder financial abuse, going beyond financials to think about your happiness, and much more.

These topics are explained with the help of specialists in each subject. And everything is based on the “science of investing” – evidenced with studies from peer-reviewed journals. Overall, this adds up to a complete retirement guide, packed with the latest and best knowledge. Don’t enter your retirement without it.

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