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Rescue Your Money: Your Personal Investment Recovery Plan

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  168 ratings  ·  30 reviews
New York Times bestselling author and investment guru Ric Edelman offers no-nonsense, practical advice for how to keep your investments safe no matter what the economic climate. With a cheerful tone that will boost even the most panicked investor's spirit, Edelman reveals the best investments you can make right now.

If you're scared or confused about how to handle your inve
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Free Press (first published 2009)
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Jul 25, 2009 rated it liked it
thin book rushed out to take advantage of the interest/attention generated by the market collapse of '08 and early '09. It's padded with many charts illustrating various well-known points (market volatility is reduced if you look at longer time horizons, market timing is risky because an inordinate proportion of gains in the market occur on a small number of huge-upswing days).

lots of sound, if common, advice -- diversify, buy and hold, keep an eye on fees, think long-term, be aware that inflati
Michael Crom
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is very light on content. It is mainly a repeat of his earlier book The Lies About Money without the depth.
Sep 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: money
Not much meat in the book but it did have a few good tips - buy low sell high, diversify and stay in the market. Your welcome.
Dec 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: money, paper-book, own
A gift from my dad, I read this one in one sitting. Edelman's theory is pretty standard and nothing that most personal finance writers wouldn't agree with. His main point is to buy low and sell high. He claims you should do that, not by following the market, but by rebalancing based on percentages (if your portfolio strategy is 40-20-10-10-10-10 and the market pushes it to 60-20-10-0-0-10, you should rebalance back to your original strategy). He gives nods to not listening to the media, taking i ...more
Jerry Mendy
Apr 21, 2020 rated it did not like it
From my age old experience in life, the two things that hurt more than death ARE losing your true love and hard earned money, thankfully my love life is not a wreck like with my money, especially when I ventured into binary options, I got hit bad after a few months of business and at first I felt like I was being frozen out or a technical error then it turned out it was all a scam. I read referral about regalrefunder at gmail dot com and I needed to give it a try, I wasn’t too serious about it u ...more
Karen Briscoe
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The knowledge and skills of an award-winning advisor with 3 decades of experience. Truly will help to rescue you from the pain of bad investment decisions, regain the confidence with a proven strategy and finally get a good night's sleep. Karen Briscoe, author and podcast host "5 Minute Success"
You can read this small book in one reading so it’s not a comprehensive look at investing your money. However, it’s a quick, easy to digest summary. I learned a couple new things so it’s not a bad book, but it feels like the cliff notes to all his other books he plugs in this one.
Laurie Mc
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ric manages my money. His firm is trustworthy and I have done well with their guidance. I recommend this book to anyone who needs to know how to invest and save for retirement.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Very readable, but very little content. The information in this book could be condensed into 5 pages. It contains numerous poorly constructed charts that do not serve much purpose.
John Fricano
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great examples, historical data, and to the point.
Lori Winslow
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick informative book about diversifying your investments. Very understandable, actionable information.
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a good first book for those who are new to investing and financial markets.
Margaret Kasik
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: financial
Great information for such a short book
John Fletcher
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pretty no nonsense. Great research of how you can’t time the market consistently. Ever. Good to pop that myth.
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it
i liked it, agree with other reviews here
Sep 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: financial
This book is a valuable read for anyone investing in mutual funds or ETF's. Edleman is able to explain the principles of investing and diversifying one's portfolio as well as the importance of re-balancing. However, Edelman is a good salesman and he's done a great job in positioning himself. He has gotten plenty of exposure through his radio show, his books, and on TV. In this book, the sales pitch for a financial advisor is obvious and to use the specific fund companies (institutional funds) th ...more
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Wayland Smith
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
A good, simple book of financial advice. It's a very useful tool, as is about everything I've seen from Edleman. If you're interested in finance and planning for your future at all, I recommend it.

If you're not, you're kinda crazy, or vastly wealthy already. Like, Bruce Wayne rich...
Anna Grieco
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's too easy. That's why most don't do it!

He has been saying these truths for years. I think most people just need to do something with their investments and that's why they don't prosper. Follow this advice and you will succeed.
Apr 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! If investing scares you and you don't understand it, I would recommend this book. It is a VERY basic look at investing.
Aug 02, 2009 rated it liked it
My son John gave me this book to read and learn how to invest our money...but I don't totally agree with this guy...if I had another 30 or more years to invest it would be different..
Glenn Banks
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book. And it help convenes me to sign up for his services. I'm sure many of his clients have done the same.
Ryan Pereus
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
great for a beginner, like me
Apr 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Hm. A little light on actionable advice but full of common sense. Was hoping for more but I read this in an hour so it was worth the time investment.
Laura Grow-Nyberg
A solid explanation of investing basics, but nothing revolutionary and certainly nothing you can't find on reputable financial blogs.
Kay Mcaloney
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good advice. A little dated as the examples were from 2008 and before. Pretty much confirmed what I have been taught in college and experience with my investments.
Tim Hoiland
Dec 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Sensible advice for investing.
Carole Martell
Simple advice that may leave aggressive investors in disbelief.
Gary Jannarone
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Clear explanation of methods and benefits of long term investing.
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun and engaging little book full of informative tidbits! This book was given to me as a gift. I have already begun taking steps to start working with Ric Edelman's company but was hoping to get a quick overview of their ideas and perspectives even before my first consultation. This book gave me all of that without the extra details that the rest of his books have. Knowing I'm still interested and better informed now, I'm excited to pick up a more elaborate book by Mr. Edelman to continue to l ...more
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