Why I wrote “Dollars and Sense”

by David Greene on August 11, 2012

There are lots of books which promise to help readers “get rich quick.” There are lots of books that warn against financial apocalypse or point towards the next gold rush – in one asset class or another, not just in gold. What all of these books have in common is that they are lousy guides for most prudent investors.

I don’t believe that investing is about getting rich quick – I believe it is about staying rich forever. Prophets of doom and foretellers of great fortune may be entertaining guests on talk shows, and they may sell lots of books. But most of the time, these people are providing lousy advice.

I wanted to write a book of prudent advice for smart investors. Dollars and Sense is a book for people who want to understand the fundamentals of investing and who want to understand how to build and implement a bulletproof financial plan for themselves and their families.

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