Foreword vii Preface xi Acknowledgments xv Part I Get Wise 1 Introduction 3 Chapter 1: The Unvarnished Truth about Your Money 9 Chapter 2: The First Step on the Road to Financial Freedom 15 Chapter 3: Why Manage Your Own Money? 25 Chapter 4: Know What You Don't Know 35 Part II Get Wealthy 45 Chapter 5: Common Stocks: The Greatest Wealth-Creating Machine of All Time 47 Chapter 6: Don't Buy What Wall Street Is Selling 61 Chapter 7: Your Single Most Important Investment Decision 73 Chapter 8: The Gone Fishin' Portfolio Unveiled 89 Chapter 9: Why the Gone Fishin' Portfolio Is Your Best Investment Plan 119 Chapter 10: How to Legally Stiff-Arm the IRS 129 Chapter 11: The ETF Alternative 137 Part III Get On with Your Life 147 Chapter 12: The Last Two Essentials: Specific Goals and Realistic Expectations 149 Chapter 13: Your Most Precious Resource 159 Afterword 169 Appendix A: Vanguard Funds 175 Appendix B: ETFs 217 About the Author 233 Index 235
Alexander Green is the Investment Director of The Oxford Club, Chairman of Investment U, and the Editor of Spiritual Wealth. He has been featured on Oprah & Friends, CNBC, Fox News, and The O'Reilly Factor, and has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and many other publications. He is the author of the bestselling title The Secret of Shelter Island (Wiley).