Worry-free Investing: A Safe Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals

 
9780130499271: Worry-free Investing: A Safe Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals

Make sure your money will be there when you need it--for retirement, college, or anything else--Worry-Free Investing outlines Six Steps to Worry-Free Investing for every risk-averse investor. Drawing on little-known U.S. government investments and three powerful risk-reduction strategies, it virtually eradicates risk and guarantees returns in excess of inflation. Endorsed by three Nobel Laureates in Economics: Paul Samuelson, Robert Merton, and Francisco Modigliani!

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"This book is a must for those timid souls who don't enjoy risk taking . . . like me."
--Franco Modigliani, Nobel Prize Winner, Economics

"Worry-Free Investingwill enable you to achieve your retirement plans no matter what the stock and bond markets are doing. Bodie and Clowes present a safe way to build and control wealth. The methods are thoroughly and simply explained. Yet, the ideas stem from rigorous research and state-of-the-art science. This book is just what millions of investors need in these tough times."
--John R. Nofsinger, Finance professor, Washington State University, author of Investment Madness, Investment Blunder, and Infectious Greed

"Zvi Bodie and Michael Clowes have presented the proverbial 'missing link' to reliable investment management and worry-free financial planning. Considering the thousands of books available on equity investing, there is a remarkable shortage of information on risk-free bond and alternative income asset classes. This unique book will single-handedly help you balance your knowledge base as well as your portfolio.

"Uncomplicated and unbiased, this is a must read for everyone who needs to provide themselves with a sustainable income throughout their retirement. You won't find this material in any other investment book. When you are done lend your copy to a Financial Planner."
--Barry Cook, Do-It-Yourself Investor

"Bodie and Clowes' book is the most timely personal finance book of the year. Retirement investors, severely affected by the dot-com market bubble and employers' 401(k) malfeasance, are given simple ideas that will restore their hope in planning for retirement. It is a clarion call for 401(k) innovation and adding choices for TIPS (Treasury) bonds and equity funds containing downside protection. Such sensible, powerful retirement advice is truly a public service. Both authors deserve the Pulitzer Prize!"
--Clinton E. Day, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

"Bodie and Clowes' book is a useful compass for navigating the uncertain and sometimes treacherous waters of investing. Their insights deliver results."
--Louis Columbus, Senior Analyst, AMR Research

"A provocative and powerful debunking of the sovereign myth of equities as the camino real to retirement adequacy. This lucid and assuring guide is like none other in answering the individual investor's call for practical, trustworthy advice for safely achieving financial security. Highly recommended."
--Alan Cleveland, of Counsel to Sheehan Phinney, Bass and Green

Now that you've been betrayed by the stock market, how can you be sure your retirement or college money will be there when you need it? In Worry-Free Investing, two respected investment experts outline the ideal investment program for every investor worried about asset protection. Drawing on three powerful risk-reduction strategies, their plan virtually eradicates risk--and is virtually guaranteed to beat inflation!

The authors first demolish the myth that a diversified stock portfolio is your safest long-term investment. Next, they introduce U.S. government-backed investments that are protected against inflation and outline little-known investment techniques that are ideal for risk-averse investors.

Once you're sure your fundamental needs are covered, Worry-Free Investing helps you decide when to consider modest risk in the pursuit of higher returns--and how to strictly control whatever risk you do take on.

Clear and easy to understand, Worry-Free Investing is the only book for investors who want to protect their assets, no matter what.

Why the conventional wisdom about stocks is wrong
They are risky no matter what your time horizon

Safe, inflation-indexed U.S. government investments you've never heard of
How to be sure of your returns--regardless of the markets or inflation

Taking charge of your investments with Six Steps to Worry-Free Investing
Reducing your risk to the level that is appropriate for you

Diversification isn't enough
Risk-reduction strategies that work when diversification won't

Controlling the risks you choose to take
Practical techniques for increasing your potential upside while strictly limiting risk

About the Author:

Zvi Bodie is a Professor of Finance at Boston University School of Management and a world-renowned investment consultant. He holds a Ph.D.from MIT and has served on the finance faculty at Harvard Business School and MITis Sloan School of Management. His market-leading textbook Investments, co-authored with Alex Kane and Alan Marcus, is used in the certification programs of the Financial Planning Association and the Society of Actuaries. His textbook Finance was coauthored by Nobel Prize winning economist, Robert C. Merton. Professor Bodie is a member of the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Michael J. Clowes is Editorial Director of Investment News, and of Pensions and Investments, the pension industryis leading publication. He previously served as staff reporter for Forbes and U.S. correspondent for The Australian. He holds an MBA from Columbia University. He is author of The Money Flood.

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