Book Review: Personal Investing – The Missing Manual

by James Hendrickson on October 28, 2012 · 3 comments

Folks,

We haven’t done any book reviews in a while.  While I was browsing around at the Books-A-Million at DuPont Circle last Thursday, I picked up a copy of Personal Investing: The Missing Manual by Biafore, Buttell and Fabbri.  I was hunting for a good basic primer on personal finance and wasn’t disappointed.  The book is a breezy 226 pages and has loads of solid advice and basic educational content.  Unlike a lot of the junk in the personal finance field these days, I found the book a refreshingly solid summary of the nuts and bolts of money management basics.

Specifically, if you need to learn to manage the psychology of investing, buy stocks or manage a portfolio, this would be a good place to start.

At  $21.99 its a great value and will be worth the read.

Best,

James

 

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1 personal steve October 29, 2012 at 5:23 am

Seems like I found another person who sees other existing readable about investment as a kid of a recycle bin. Maybe that causes the failure of our friends who who keep on spending and investing but in a wrong way.

2 Russ October 29, 2012 at 8:27 am

I fully agree with the reviewer. I have an ever growing collection of books on this subject and this is a little gem. Well worth the very reasonable price

3 James October 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

Steve,

I think I see where you are coming from. There are lots of critics of contemporary personal finance advice, and one wonders if it isn’t a contributing factor to the relatively poor economic condition of most Americans.

James

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