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Old 11-13-2005, 06:34 PM   #21
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Bumping!

Also, FYI just ordered ESR Bob's "Work Less, Live More" book on Amazon (read the reviews so far from Nords, Yakers and Sheryl at http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...p?topic=4801.0 which helped determine my decision - thanks!), combined it with Ben Graham's "The Intelligent Investor" and got free shipping!! Make sure to order Bob's book via the link below (at bottom of this page) so Dory (forum administrator who kindly covers all expenses for us to be able to use this great - FREE - forum ) gets credit (small percentage) for the purchase.

I have read a lot of books from Suze Orman, Rich-Dad (who is full of himself) & "Wealthy Barber" (beginning level stuff) to TRYING to read the "Four Pillars" book and getting part way through the "Intelligent Investor." The two last ones I got from the library after reading recommendations here. Four Pillars is REALLY dry! Good to put you to sleep! I will attempt to read it once again after I get a little further in my "studies." I liked the Graham book (that's why I'm buying it!! But it was much more to read than I could do with a library book - not fair to renew forever, is it? I will let you know my final review later but it seems much more readable than the Four Pillars.

Other books: (get from library first, then buy if you like it)

anything by Ric Edelman is hooey - he seems pretty full of it & pushing his product
Wealthy Barber - very elementary (save 10% of salary is theme) not bad to start
Liked Charles Schwab's book, "guide to financial independence"
Suze Orman basically says the same in all her stuff but does lay a groundwork of basics of what you need to do to get your financial house in order
Liked Peter Lynch's "Learn to Earn" - easy read, made sense
Liked Paul Merriman's "Live it up without Outliving Your Money" but I think that one needs to be taken with a grain of salt (other comments on this one, fellow forum members?)
Millionaire Next Door is a good read and can be an eye opener

can't think of anymore now (plus my 17 yo DD wants the computer! She just finished work, so I will be nice )

Remember to just go into your local library or bookstore and browse in the investing and personal finance sections - don't need to buy! Also Ebay is a good source for used (and new) books.

Enjoy!

Jane
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Re: Recommendation Reading For Investing and Wealth Building
Old 11-13-2005, 09:29 PM   #22
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Read "The Coffeehouse Investor"* by Bill Schultheis.* *
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:18 AM   #23
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I always laugh when I see someone talking about this book or even when his infomercial comes on TV. In one of his books, he has stories about people who have gotten rich by following his plan. One of the people he touts filed bankruptcy in Maricopa County after the book was written. I truly believe the only way he is rich is by selling his books.
I guess everyone has their own opinion, but for the record I am in the book (Success Stories) and found that his books have been helpful in accomplishing my goals.
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:24 AM   #24
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1. Live it Up without outliving your money---Merriman ( good read for retirement planning)
2. The World is Flat--Friedman (not an investment book directly, but provides insight as to tomorrows trends)
3. The Visual Investor- -Murphy (only if you care about T.A.)
4. Profiting in Bull and Bear markets--Stan Weinstein (oldie, but a goody if you want still more T.A.)
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:26 AM   #25
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3. The Visual Investor- -Murphy (only if you care about T.A.)
What the heck does T&A have to do with investing (other than it can cost you a heck of a lot of money)?

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What the heck does T&A have to do with investing (other than it can cost you a heck of a lot of money)?

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No Nonsense Finance - EF Moody (very good website, too)
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For those who want their own copies of these classics for future use, this web site is awesome:

http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/...+investor&x=26
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I havent even followed any of the threads or reviews of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad". I just read a bit of it at barnes and nobles, and it didnt take me long to realize the book was full of garbage and fluff.

My thought at the time, was it was likely the catchy title that sells the book. Not just the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", but also the follow through, what rich dads tell their kids that poor dads dont (paraphrased). Only the brighter ones are not going to necessarily assume he actually knows the difference. Since that's only a small minority of the population, the book sells a lot.
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RDPD has one good piece of advice: Accumulate assets instead of debts. The rest is tripe...
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Rich Dad Poor Dad....yack - what a piece of crap... But I give him points for marketing! Cheers!
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