Table Of Contents

 

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

1 How Did We Get Here? 1

2 Are We Our Own Worst Enemies? 11

3 Where Will You Place Your Trust? 27

4 Will You Try to Beat the Market? 43

5 How Much Risk Will You Take? 53

6 How Will You Diversify Your Investment Holdings? 65

7 How Will You Protect Yourself from Yourself? 77

8 The Best 83

9 The Worst 99

10 Twelve Numbers to Change Your Life 111

11 The Perfect Investor 123

Appendix A: Asset Allocation 131

Appendix B: Fine-Tuning Your Asset Allocation 137

Appendix C: The Ultimate Buy-and-Hold Strategy 143

Appendix D: The Best Mutual Funds 157

Appendix E: Mutual Fund Model Portfolios 169

Appendix F: Getting the Most from the 50

                       Largest Employer Retirement Plans 175

Appendix G: “Lazy Portfolios” 195

Appendix H: Withdrawing Money when You're Retired 203

Appendix I: Hiring an Investment Advisor 217

Index 221