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Old 11-04-2005, 07:55 AM   #1
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Please, feel free to add listing of YOUR personal recommendation for reading to enhance knowledge in finance and investing.

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1. Think and Grow Rich* * by Napoleon Hill
2. Nothing Down in 2000 by Allen Robert
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad* * * *by Robert Kiyasoki
4. Courge to be Rich* * * * by Sue Orman
5. Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley

these are the few that i read. please add more so we can read and learn some more from your personal collection. thanks again
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Old 11-04-2005, 10:44 AM   #2
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Here are three that I keep coming back to:

"The Four Pillars of Investing" by William Bernstein.

"How to Retire Early and Live Well" by Gillette Edmunds.

"Cashing In on the American Dream" by Paul Terhorst.
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"Straight Talk on Investing" by Brennan.
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Get Rich Slowly - Jeremy Siegel (I think)
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Fundamentals of corporate finance - Brealey & Myers

Any fixed income book from Sundaresan

Damodaran's big gay book of valuation (not really the title, but I can't remember it)

Financial Instruments and Financial Institutions by Ryan
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Please, feel free to add listing of YOUR personal recommendation for reading to enhance knowledge in finance and investing.

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1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
2. Nothing Down in 2000 by Allen Robert
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyasoki
4. Courge to be Rich by Sue Orman
5. Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley

these are the few that i read. please add more so we can read and learn some more from your personal collection. thanks again
I USED to like RICH DAD, but read this site for kicks....

www.johntreed.com/Kiyosaki.html
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Old 11-04-2005, 05:17 PM   #7
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The Lazy Persons's Guide to Investing by Paul B. Farrell
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The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham - one of the newer editions - preferably for free from your local library.

Heh, heh.

Better yet - don't bother reading any books - invest in Vanguard Target Retirement Series appropriate for your age and postion in the accum./ER cycle - as early and as often as you can.

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I USED to like RICH DAD, but read this site for kicks....

www.johntreed.com/Kiyosaki.html

You're missing the point.* As long as the book teach me something, and somewhat make sense. i DO NOT care if the book title "the 3 little pigs" or "robinhood" or "poor uncle and rich aunt" nor if i care if the characters are real or not.* they just are marketing tools to make the point. you just got to look at the "point" if you are so worry about every detail then don't watch TV or movie or read anymore cause every character in the movie are NOT real.


rich dad has millions and millions of followers because what he said somewhat* "make sense" i don't believe everything he said but i do know johntreed is pathatic. there are enough website trash about him too.

check rich dad forum. you will see these topic had been discussed a million time.

i need more books recommedation. please.
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I am not impressed with Kiyosaki. "His" (and I use the term loosely) books are long on enthusiasm, short on details. Naturally YMMV.

Well, I already assigned you some heavy reading, but here's a couple more:

Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management by Reilly and Brown
Futures, Options & Swaps by Kolb et al.

I also think you would benefit greatly from reading a book on behavioral finance/investor psychology. There are several books out there, since it is a hot topic and not overly quantitative (so easily popularized/bowdlerized). Of the top of my head, one title is "Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes" or words to that effect.
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Mr Kiyosaki's books are quite full of BS. He has some good points but most of this is surrounded by complete bluff and crap. Some suggestions are straightout stupid or dangerous for someone's (financial) health. Of course it is known that many wealthy people are business owners and many of them made it without a degree. However, to suggest to skip education and just start your own business is quite foolish since it does not work for 99% of the population. Everything sounds easy but has no detail and sure does not mention the hard work and knowledge that is required. However, I sure like to sell his crap books since they sell within minutes or seconds that I put them online. Nothing else sells that fast.

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no thanks. I dont think you will find any other groupees here either. Garbage. :P
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The Bond Book by Annette Thau [good beginner book on bonds before tackling harder books on bonds]

Bogle on Mutual Funds

The Intelligent Asset Allocator by Bill Bernstein

Asset Allocation: Balancing Financial Risk by Roger Gibson

Investments by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus [for all those MPT stuff and equations]

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them: Lessons From The New Science Of Behavioral Economics

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I am not impressed with Kiyosaki.* "His" (and I use the term loosely) books are long on enthusiasm, short on details.* Naturally YMMV.


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.
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big gay book of valuation
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"The Four Pillars of Investing" by William Bernstein.
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Good stuff. (not that I'm that well read. but those are good, honest. )
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Old 11-06-2005, 04:20 PM   #16
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My favorties -

The Wealthy Barber by Chilton
Four Pillars of Investing by Bernstein
Commonsense on Mutual Funds by Bogle
Intelligent Investorby Graham
Intelligent Asset Allocator by Bernstein

JohnTReed.com has a article on Rich dad, Poor Dad. I've read it, but the psychological aspect is too weird.
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Don't forget our own ESRBob's book Work Less, Live More- see the link on the bottom of the forum.

I haven't finished it yet, so I won't offer a review, but so far I'm enjoying it a lot.
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Sheryl, Please do post your review when you're ready.* I can't wait for my copy to arrive, it should be any time now.

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Sheryl, Please do post your review when you're ready.* I can't wait for my copy to arrive, it should be any time now.

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Will do.* I had a nasty cold this weekend, so I couldn't really focus on anything that involved thinking about numbers - I just flipped around reading the anecdotes and had fun recognizing a few "characters" from the board!
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Amazon.com says they only have three copies of ESRBob's book left in stock (more to come). Hope for his sake their initial order was a big one and he's got himself a "best seller".

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