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The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read

By: Dan Solin
Narrated by: Craig Wollman
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

This audiobook will change the way you invest...and it's about time!

If your main concern is getting the most out of your money without sacrificing financial security, Dan Solin tells you how to take control of your finances and end up in the top five percent of all professionally managed money.

Solin provides a clear, simple, easy-to-follow road map that will show you exactly how your assets should be invested, using trusted, brand-name funds. He explains how to assess risk and how to allocate assets so that your portfolio is tailored precisely for you.

Most important, Solin's four-step plan will give you a portfolio that consistently outperforms the professionals (without the fees and without the worry).

Solin will tell you how to avoid the biggest mistakes most investors make, including:

  • Falling for "dumb money" solutions that give your hard-earned cash over to hyperactive brokers and investment advisors.
  • Buying into the hype that stock picking and market timing are anything but a fool's errand.
  • Giving too much credence to the media and self-styled gurus who peddle "financial pornography".

Best of all, the vast majority of investors can implement Solin's plan in 90 minutes or less per year, without any broker or adviser.

©2006 Daniel R. Solin (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Solin does a great job of keeping his advice simple." (Library Journal)
"[Solin's] recommendations are sound and simple to put into effect...it is clear he is on to something." (The New York Times)

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  • March
  • 27-06-11

Nothing new. Bitterly boring

Watch CNBC for a couple hours instead. This might have been news 20 years ago, but come on, stuff like don't pay high commission broker because he does not have your best interest at heart. Really? Diversify and rebalance your portfolio. What a turd.

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  • Nik K.
  • 05-02-16

really disappointed

I was hoping from the title that it would be a great read. I've read a lot of financial books and this is probably one of my least favorites

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  • Kate
  • 12-06-16

Great

Good solid logic (unlike Audible's word minimum for book reviews). five four three two one.

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  • Anaxamaxan
  • 17-01-08

Good, slightly infomercially

I'm a newcomer to investing and especially to investment books. But the little stock market investing I've done has been lackluster, and Solin's book offers some compelling evidence why. I'd recommend getting a print or ebook copy, as there are some numbers and symbols that would be easier to take in visually.

Still, overall the book is quite interesting, informative and an easy listen. I'd definitely recommend it, except that it'll take me some time to put this information to the test!

The reader is just a little over emphatic at times, but generally decent. There are some puzzling repeat references to Vanguard, which make me wonder if Solin is really just selling Vanguard with this book. However he adds in other examples too in the "nuts and bolts" of part 4.

Also -- the audiobook gives an incorrect URL for the Asset Allocation Questionnaire on the author's website. The correct URL for the site is http://www.smartestinvestmentbook.com.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-19

short and to the point!

after listening to a lot of investment books this one pretty much sums it up. talks about market returns and asset allocation.