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By far the best beginning investment book that I have read is “The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing”. Check out the reviews at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Bogleheads-Guide-Investing-Taylor-Lari...


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Some people have gotten themselves into trouble treating their investments like a game. You need to be sure that you approach it seriously like you are running a small business.

It is amazing that people will spend a long time agonizing over buying a TV but then casually select their retirement investments that are tens or hundreds of times more expensive than a new TV.

Greg
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