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My book recommendations

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My book recommendations

Postby momopi » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:20 am

1. Amazon Kindle, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display, currently $114 with free shipping from Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/kindle-store-eboo ... =133141011

This isn't a book per se, but it's a great ebook reader. I usually buy the books I want to read from home, so I don't need the 3G capability. If you want the 3G version, it's only $139 with free shipping. And yes, WiFi can be disabled to save battery life. After donating over 20 boxes of books to my local library back in 1999-2000, I tried various ebook solutions, including Palm Pilot devices at one point. So far I think the 6" screen Kindle is the best bang for the buck. If you accidently break it, it's only $114 vs. the Kindle DX and iPad is far more expensive. My only complaint is that the device stores your payment information, so what happens if someone steals it?

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My favorite Kindle downloads? Sherlock Homes the complete collection for $0.99.


2. The coffeehouse investor

http://www.coffeehouseinvestor.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Coffeehouse-Inves ... 0976585707

I read the original version (2005) and not the updated version. If you don't like to read a thick, heavy book on investing, this is a great little book to have. Warning: not for those who thinks the dollar & US market will collapse.

The original book:
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The new book:
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3. Boglehead's Guide to Investing

http://www.bogleheads.org/

I'm a fan of Taylor Larimore's 4-fund portfolio and Boglehead's 3-fund & lazy portfolio strategies. You can read about it here:
http://socialize.morningstar.com/NewSoc ... eplySeq=71
http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Three-fund_portfolio
http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Lazy_Portfolios

The original book:
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The new book:
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4. Books by John C. Bogle:

http://www.amazon.com/John-C.-Bogle/e/B ... r_dp_pel_1

I've read several books by Mr. Bogle and would highly recommend them. Yes I'm a Vanguard index fund fan ;p

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5. Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Let me say upfront that this is a great book to read, but you should not pay $ to attend any of the franchise's seminars or events, which are a rip-off. If you pay $500 to attend one of their seminars, some idiot on stage will tell you to go apply for 10 credit cards and come back to sign up for $x,xxx worth of additional investment classes.

I'd only recommend the book and the Cashflow games (quite entertaining). Skip the other stuff.

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