We are all living longer, pensions are going to be woefully inadequate for most of us and the difficult and unpredictable financial markets look set to prevail for a while yet.
But successful investment really is not that complicated or difficult. Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi demystify the process of investment and let you in on a few of their BigIdeas - whilst you work out a few of your own.
It’s time for you to secure a rich and rewarding financial future by making wise and shrewd investments today.
Chapter 1 Why are We Here?
Chapter 2 Getting Your House in Order
Chapter 3 Real Estate
Chapter 4 Stocks & Mutual Funds
Chapter 5 Bonds & Cash
Chapter 6 The BRIC Economies
Chapter 7 Commodities & Collectables
Chapter 8 Green Investments
Chapter 9 DiagnosticGrid
Chapter 10 Summary
Appendix A How to Prepare Your Household Budget
Appendix B How to Open a Brokerage Account
Some of the many reviews for the first edition:
"Packed with wise, practical advice, this book puts in plain English what every investor needs to know." - Alexandra Harney, former South China Correspondent, The Financial Times
"...a timely, practical reminder that it's never too late to start investing for tomorrow"
"Worried people may benefit from reading [the book]…which offers practical solutions for investing in tomorrow.” - Pensions Age, February 2008)
“…the book’s main benefit was to show me that the mysteries of investment…lie within my grasp.” - Financial World