This is as small and consise an investment guide as you’re going to get and Bogle is very direct. Assuming you know how to use a phone and open an investment account for yourself; the information in this pocket guide will be of use. Instead of buying and selling, over-trading, worrying about the latest hot ETF craze or a myriad other things we are wont to do just read this book. Bogle will ingrain the genius of choosing broad index mutual funds that mimic the market overall return without falling short. Yes, all the smart people have the same diverse funds and don’t suffer from over-confidence. Simplify your life and portfolio by reading this book until the wisdom of the mutual fund marinates in your soul.

written by Ellen A