Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
a book
Old 07-05-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to pinkpanther
a book

well ive read some postings on some books.but i dont think they are the ones im looking for.id really like a beginners book that explains what bonds are for.how they work.wich bonds are good for what im looking for.also other things like annuitys and how they work.i made pretty good in the market.but when i retire,i dont want to keep it all in there.id like to pull half out and put into a secure investmant.then the rest i can play with.but finding a book that explains all that is prooving diffacult to find.anyone know of any titles or authers? i was thinking maybe tom brinker might have one out.
__________________

__________________
pinkpanther is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: a book
Old 07-06-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Re: a book

Gillette Edmunds has a book "how to retire early and live well on less than a million dollars" or similar title...if you cant find it let me know and i'll go look for it. Short, quick read, covers most of the asset classes and provides some decent opinions on investing.

Unlike 'the four pillars' and 'the millionaire next door', you can actually read this in an evening sitting and not feel like your brain has been replaced with a chunk of concrete.
__________________

__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: a book
Old 07-06-2005, 02:51 PM   #3
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 961
Re: a book

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkpanther
well ive read some postings on some books.but i dont think they are the ones im looking for.id really like a beginners book that explains what bonds are for.how they work.wich bonds are good for what im looking for.also other things like annuitys and how they work.i made pretty good in the market.but when i retire,i dont want to keep it all in there.id like to pull half out and put into a secure investmant.then the rest i can play with.but finding a book that explains all that is prooving diffacult to find.anyone know of any titles or authers? i was thinking maybe tom brinker might have one out.
One the bonds, see Annette Thau PhD's The Bond Book. She was a muni bond analyst @ Chase Manhattan Bank, and a visiting scholar [on bonds] at Columbia. Well written and easy to understand.

I don't know of any books on annuities - that is any books not written by the insurance salesmen.* :

- Alec
__________________
ats5g is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: a book
Old 07-06-2005, 02:57 PM   #4
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 118
Re: a book

Panther-

Scott Burns at Dallas News has some information about annuities, and why to be skeptical of those who want to sell them to you.

rapoole


http://www.dallasnews.com/business/scottburns/
__________________
rapoole is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Book report: "The Little Book of Value Investing" Nords FIRE and Money 5 01-07-2007 11:00 PM
Book Report: "Why Do I Love These People?" Nords Other topics 4 06-12-2006 10:40 PM
The book, The New Health Insurance Solution Martha FIRE and Money 20 05-15-2006 10:16 AM
Book report: Life 2.0:... Nords Other topics 4 03-02-2006 03:42 PM
Book report: "The Way We Never Were" Nords Other topics 9 05-17-2005 09:57 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:41 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.