Table of Contents
   Introduction
   Fixing Money Problems
      Finding and fixing the psychological ills that keep us from investing wisely
   Risk and Reward
      The basics about how taking a few risks can reap long-term benefits
   The Starting Point
      How to allocate your assets based on your goals
   Diversification
      Dividing your assets among different investment categories is easier when you think about what different types of investments can do for you, rather than what they are. When you boil things down that way, there are just five investment categories, each of which offers an array of specific investments. Here are the categories and the choices within them
   Picking Individual Stocks
      Using fundamental indicators of value to pick good stocks
   Tough Sell
      How to figure out when it's time to call it quits with an investment
   Investing in Bonds
      Where to put bonds in your portfolio and which bonds to choose
   Mutual Funds
      A primer on mutual funds, from what they are to where to find one that suits your needs
   Socially Responsible Investing
      What socially responsible investing is about and how to find socially conscious mutual funds
   Real Estate Investment Trusts
      REITs allow individuals to invest in commercial real estate to diversify their portfolio and stabilize investment returns
   International Investing
      The basics on investing outside of the United States
   Tax-Favored Investing
      Uncle Sam gives Americans lots of ways to defer taxes while we save. Using these tax-favored vehicles can give your portfolio a boost. Here are your choices and what they can do for you
   Starting Small
      Think you can't invest because you don't have a pile of cash to start? Never fear. There are several choices for people with as little as $20 or $25 a month
   The Lazy Investor's Portfolio Planner
      The quintessential hands-off portfolio for the wise investor with very little time on his hands. You can do well quickly and easily with only a few hours a year
   How to Fix Your Broken Records
      Record keeping is one of the most important-and widely ignored-steps in wise investing. But good records can help you monitor your portfolio and help you determine when to buy and sell. They can also save you a small fortune in taxes
   Getting Help
      Read it all, but still don't want to go it alone? Here's a quick guide on how to hire someone to help you
   Glossary
      Definitions for commonly used jargon so you can interpret Wall Street speak
   Index
      Worksheet Reference
      Monthly Budget
      Risk Quiz: How Much Risk Can You Take?
      College Cost Calculator
      Is It a Buy?
      Calculating the Tax Implications of Selling Too Soon
      Picking a Fund That Suits You
      Determining What You Have
      Cash
      Income Investments
      Growth Investments
      Real Estate
      Debt
      Keeping Tabs on Your Investments