The Little Book of Common Sense Investing:
The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns

By: John C. Bogle | | Rockstar Review | Categories: Investing
Trying to beat the stock market is theoretically a zero-sum game (for every winner, there must be a loser), but after the substantial costs of investing are deducted, it becomes a loser's game. The classic index fund that owns this market portfolio is the only investment that guarantees you with your fair share of stock market returns. And there's no better mentor than legendary mutual fund industry veteran John C. Bogle.
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"John C. Bogle is the founder and CEO of Vanguard and literally changed Wall Street by giving the chance to everyday retail investors to participate in the markets at a very low cost. I use his approach to investing in my own portfolio and believe that low-cost index fund strategies are one of the best ways to accumulate wealth."
"John Bogle is a pioneer in the world of index investing and many of us who are working toward financial independence owe a lot to him and his ideas. This book is a great primer on his ideas and on how to invest successfully as a little guy."
"This should be required reading in high school. Forget Shakespeare, every English class student in 12th grade should be required to understand Bogle's simple yet effective message. I guarantee it'll be more useful than Shakespeare when they reach the real world."
"This book helped convinced me to primarily invest in mutual funds with low fund expenses. They also make a good case for investing in index funds."
"One of the biggest shifts in investing is the exodus out of stock-picking and into passively-managed exchange traded funds. Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard funds and a long-time proponent of passive investing, lays out one of the easiest investing reads for individual investors. The book simplifies investing into the very basics for the everyday investor."
"Straight forward and easy to read book with advice anyone can follow."
"I love the The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley because it opens your eyes to how the wealthy are actually living, and gives insight into the behaviors that actually got them there. It helps you to realize that not all that glitters is gold. Far too often those who are driving luxury cars, are highly leveraged. Those who are consumers of luxury items are often not wealthy. The wealthy appreciate value, buy quality and engage in behaviors that help them to accumulate wealth.Very eye opening."
"It was the first one I read, like many people it seems, and it definitely got me started on the path to FI with concepts like real hourly wage and life energy spent. I don't have a graph hanging up anywhere and I haven't completed all of the steps, but it was a life-changing mindset shift."
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