Summary of The Lies About Money

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Financial adviser Ric Edelman outlines some sound principles of investing in simple, straightforward and accessible chapters. Anyone wondering about how to save and invest can benefit from reading his book, either because you’ll learn something new or because you’ll be reminded of old, true principles. However, some of Edelman’s recommended asset allocation strategies may be open to further discussion, even when studied in the light of the portfolio selection principles that he outlines in the book. getAbstract recommends paying very careful attention to Edelman’s solid chapters on financial basics, academic research, mutual fund abuses, and specific challenges such as saving for retirement, life insurance and income investing.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to use the basic principles of finance and investing in assembling your portfolio; and
  • How to avoid being misled by 20 questionable mutual-fund practices, confusing sales pitches and dubious investment advice.

About the Author

Ric Edelman hosts The Ric Edelman Show on the ABC Radio Networks and writes a syndicated advice column. He heads a wealth management company and is also the author of The Truth about Money and Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth.



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