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Personal Investing: The Missing Manual--New from O'Reilly: Answers to All Your Investment Questions

May 17, 2010

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Sebastopol, CA—Your financial goals probably include a comfortable retirement, paying for your kids' college education, and long-term healthcare. But you can't reach those goals by putting your money in a savings account. You need to invest it so it grows over time. Three seasoned personal finance experts—Bonnie Biafore, Amy E. Buttell, and Carol Fabbri—show you how in this jargon-free guide, Personal Investing: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $21.99 USD).

"Personal Investing: The Missing Manual provides an easy-to-understand introduction to investing," explain the authors. "We provide step-by-step instructions to setting up a low-maintenance investment portfolio for any goal. We also summarize the overwhelming choices available in college and retirement savings accounts, their pros and cons, and the best ways to use them. Readers will also find boatloads of helpful tips, like how to divvy up retirement money when investment choices are limited (like many 401ks) or how to save for college for more than one child."

Personal Investing: The Missing Manual will show you the important stuff you need to know:

  • Investing demystified. Get clear, real-world examples of why investing is crucial to your financial goals.
  • How to invest. Learn how to evaluate four types of investments so you make the right decisions
  • Hidden gems. Discover lesser-known, low-cost investments that provide tax advantages
  • Retirement, Education, Healthcare. Find chapters devoted to the fine points of each of these big-ticket goals
  • Flexibility. Learn how to change your investment strategy as you age
  • Choices. Find an investment plan that's right for you—whether you're a conservative investor or a go-for-broke risk-taker

Personal Investing: The Missing Manual is the third in a series of three books—including Your Money: The Missing Manual and Buying a Home: The Missing Manual—aimed at helping readers make sound financial decisions.

Buying a Home: The Missing Manual
by Nancy Conner

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Your Money: The Missing Manual
by J.D. Roth

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Personal Investing: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore, Amy E. Buttell, Carol Fabbri
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Bonnie Biafore provides financial advice in publications such as bankrate.com, interest.com, and Better Investing. Biafore is the author of The Better Investing Stock Selection Handbook and Quicken: The Missing Manual.

Amy E. Buttell writes about personal finance, investing, healthcare and accounting. She's the author of The Better Investing Mutual Fund Handbook and contributor to Online Investing Hacks.

Carol Fabbri is the managing partner of Fair Advisors, an independent financial advisory firm. She's frequently quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Smart Money.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including a free sampler, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0636920000563.

For a few tips & tricks from the book, see: http://answers.oreilly.com/tag/investing.

Personal Investing: The Missing Manual
Bonnie Biafore, Amy E. Buttell, Carol Fabbri
ISBN: 9781449381783, 256 pages,
Book Price: $21.99 USD, Ebook Price: $17.99 USD

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