Saturday, January 15, 2011

Personal Investing and Finance

Books About Money
Here's a few of the latest and greatest about personal finance and investing in uncertain times. This short list includes popular titles, updated standards, and a few classics.

Common Sense on Mutual Funds
The updated 10th anniversary edition of John C. Bogle's classic.

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market
Joel Greenblatt's updated guide to formula investing.

Debt Free for Life
This one hit the best seller lists last week. Author David Bach's a regular on TV money shows.

Making the Most of Your Money Now
A revised edition of Jane Bryant Quinn's primer on money management.

The Great Reflation
J. Anthony Boeckh, financial advisor and former economics professor, analyzes what happened before 2008 and what will happen in the post-2008 economy. Pair this one with The Big Short by Michael Lewis or Matt Taibbi's Griftopia.

Reclaim Your Nest Egg
Ken Kamen's title matches up well with The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security by Mark Miller, The Smartest Retirement Book You'll Ever Read by Daniel Solin, or the inelegantly titled Rule Your Freakin' Retirement by Michael Parness.

The Black Swan : The Impact of the Highly Improbable
The older and new edition are both available; the latest includes essay analysis of the 2008 meltdown.

Asset Allocation for Dummies
A guide to lowering your risk, maximizing your gain.

Against the Gods : the Remarkable Story of Risk
Peter L. Bernstein's 1996 title about the history of risk-taking still peppers the must-read lists of radio/TV financial commentators and advice givers.

For the ambitious DIY investor, try the latest on options and commodities trading.