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Risk Less and Prosper: Your Guide to Safer Investing

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A practical guide to getting personal investing rightSomewhere along the way, something has gone very wrong with the way individuals save and invest. Too often, households are drawn in by promotional suggestions masquerading as impartial investment advice. Consumers get saddled with more risk than they realize. Authors Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu understand the dilemma th ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2011)
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Steven Mandeville
Great personal finance book to help you think through retirement/education planning. Uses a goal-based approach combined with a different perspective on mitigating risk-less through diversification and more through using inflation-protected government securities (TIPS, I-Bonds).

While their methods aren't the norm, definitely insightful to evaluate with your current investments close by. Also a good primer if you're looking to have initial conversations with a financial advisor in the near futur
Jul 28, 2012 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! I read it in three days, and then turned around and read it again, and then after that flipped through pages, reviewing certain parts of the book.

The Authors does a great job of explaining risk, inflation, investments (particularly iBonds and TIPS), and introduce readers to goal based investing (which comes from life-cycle economics).

Before you read this book, look at your retirement and investment accounts, and upon completing this book, look at the accounts again. You most likely w
Brent Hunsberger
May 23, 2012 Brent Hunsberger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's short, written in easy-to-understand language and offers guidance on how to set up less risky retirement nest eggs. I found the illustrations wordy, and some examples could've been more detailed (such as how to set up a nest egg with TIPS). But it's still a good primer for concerned Baby Boomers.
Dec 22, 2013 Alison rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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useful for forcing you to think about all the stuff you don't want to think about.
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Zvi Bodie is the Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management at Boston University. He has published widely on pension finance and investment strategy in leading professional journals.

Bodie's books include Foundations of Pension Finance, Pensions in the U.S. Economy, Issues in Pension Economics, and Financial Aspects of the U.S. Pension System. His textbook, Investments, is the market leader an
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