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Book Recommendations
« on: November 12, 2014, 06:19:41 PM »
I'm looking for some recommendations on good personal finance/investing books. It's all part of the self learning journey and taking control of my family's financial well being.

So far I have read
1) The Bogleheads Guide to Investing (Larimore & company)
2) Intelligent Asset Allocator (Bernstein)
3) The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing (Kelly)
4) The Retirement Savings Time Bomb (Slott)

I also have the Intelligent Investor by Graham but haven't made it much past the first chapter. I'm considering A Random Walk Down Wall Street next.

And yes, I looked at the MMM book recommendations but nothing really jumped out at me. So what are you reading?


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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 06:28:38 PM »
Finish reading the Intelligent Investor. It gets better. It's the foundation and you would do well to start with that book

Then read Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher

Then read Buffett's Partnership Letters and his letters to shareholders

Then find Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman on the internet, download it and read it

Then read everything by Joel Greenblatt

Then make sure to read the Intelligent Investor again, and pick up on everything that you missed the first time and didn't quite understand.

That should be enough to get you started, and at least get you thinking in the intelligent investor's mindset. Having the mindset is far more important than learning a formula.