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The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read Audiobook Summary

This book will change the way you invest. . .and it’s about time!

If your main concern is getting the most out of your money without sacrificing financial security, Dan Solin tells you how to take control of your finances and end up in the top 5% of all professionally managed money.

Solin provides a clear, simple, easy-to-follow road map that will show you exactly how your assets should be invested, using trusted, brand-name funds. He explains how to assess risk and how to allocate assets so that your portfolio is tailored precisely for you.

Most important, Solin’s four-step plan will give you a portfolio that consistently outperforms the professionals (without the fees and without the worry.)

You can avoid the biggest mistakes most investors make:

  • Falling for “dumb money” solutions that give your hard-earned cash over to hyperactive brokers and investment advisors.
  • Buying into the hype that stock picking and market timing are anything but a fool’s errand.
  • Giving too much credence to the media and self-styled gurus who peddle “financial pornography.”

Best of all, the vast majority of investors can implement Solin’s plan in ninety minutes or less per year, without any broker or adviser.

Read by Craig Wollman

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The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read Audiobook Narrator

Craig Wollman is the narrator of The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read audiobook that was written by Dan Solin

Daniel R. Solin is a leading securities arbitration lawyer and a principal in Academic Wealth Management, LLP, a Registered Investment Advisor (www.academicwealth.com). The author of Does Your Broker Owe You Money?, he has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC’s Weekend Economic Review, CNN’s Money, and Bloomberg Television.

About the Author(s) of The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read

Dan Solin is the author of The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read

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The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read Full Details

Narrator Craig Wollman
Length 2 hours 56 minutes
Author Dan Solin
Publisher HarperAudio
Release date December 05, 2006
ISBN 9780061284076


The publisher of the The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read is HarperAudio. includes the following subjects: The BISAC Subject Code is Business & Economics, Money Management, Personal Finance

Additional info

The publisher of the The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read is HarperAudio. The imprint is HarperAudio. It is supplied by HarperAudio. The ISBN-13 is 9780061284076.

Global Availability

This book is only available in the United States.

Goodreads Reviews


June 25, 2021

Pretty repetitive.. and even though it makes some good points effectively, it doesn't offer a ton of insights.Basically, the (4-step) recipe really is simple. If you can subtract your age from 100, then the hard math is done. Then Solin tells you exactly which no-load, index funds to buy depending on which brokerage you want to use, and in what proportions to mimic "the market". Besides re-balancing the investment proportions each year ... that's it.This book is good if you need a reminder or more convincing that active mutual funds tend to generate poor results, and that everyone on Wall Street is trying to take your money. Also great if interested in learning about the benefits of index investing.


April 30, 2019

Strong, but better for a US audience.


October 06, 2019

I would have given this book five stars as its principles are profoundly simple and yet completely accurate, but about 3/4ths of the way through the book the author states two inaccuracies. 1) “Most portfolios should never be more than 80% stocks as the difference in return is ‘merely’ .7% and the volatility is considerably less.” That would be a difference of over $600k in my own portfolio investing over a 30 year time horizon. I’ll take the volatility and save the “safe” bond addition when I’m closer or in retirement. 2) After heralding the fallacy of stock picking he proceeds to advertise for his own investment company saying they can pick index funds better than others. Huh? My advice for what it’s worth: invest 100% in a broad market index fund such as a Total Stock Market Index Fund until 10 years before you plan to retire. Then start lowering your risk by reducing your equity exposure by 10% each year until you are 5 years away from retirement. At that point you should meet with a fee only financial advisor to effectively plan your retirement. This is something not recommended in the book.


March 27, 2016

Pretty good. Oversimplifies some things for the purpose of avoiding in-depth discussions of things target readers of this book don't care about, so while it irked me slightly in places as a finance major, overall a good read, very good and must read for most of the population.


January 20, 2019

This book is somewhat repetitive, but it gives a nice overview of possible variations of investment portfolios (taking into account your circumstances and the risk you are willing to take). It also offers advise on how to manage your investment by yourself without utilizing services of financial advisers. I am a complete beginner in investment, and this books gave me hope that I can actually do it myself. This book does not provide any technical details, but it puts your mind in the right state.


March 22, 2021

This a great book and short read. The entire book is explaining how the system is designed to rack up fees to make brokers a ton of money by selling the lie that they can predict the market. It reminds me of how banks make their money on the backs of ridiculous overdraft fees and other shady dealings. Dan Solin presents some great arguments backed by research about why trying to beat the market is a bad idea. I’m a new investor and definitely learned a few things about index funds and asset location. Best of all, I was able to finish it in one sitting because it’s so short and to the point.


June 01, 2021

Quick-paced and understandable.A few notable items include:- What small investors need is something very simple to implement: 1- low transaction costs; and 2- appropriate asset allocation. (ch. 35)- 4-step process: 1-decide on your asset allocation; 2- open an account with one of several fund families (see ch. 38); 3- invest the funds (stocks & bonds) in your portfolio in certain index funds (described throughout the book); and 4- rebalance your portfolio 2x per year to keep your investments aligned with your proper asset allocation. (ch. 36)


January 02, 2022

I read Tony Robbins book and found this one much shorter…..but a lot of the same info. Worth reading or listening to but take notes. Markets change but this book has the right principles and even some specifics.


October 08, 2018

Although this is a classic investment advise book, the book can be summarized in a 6 pager document. I know it takes some convincing for some people to agree with what Daniel R. Solin says, but even considering that, this book is pretty long.


August 05, 2021

A great book for someone considering ditching their portfolio manager, or wondering how to start their investment portfolio. It’s a quick read full of clear and strong arguments for managing your own portfolio. Recommended for anyone with under 1M in their online investment portfolio.


June 13, 2020

Quite straight-forward, and I understand why brokers and hyperactive managers do not like this book - it gives a very clear summary of what is happening in the background of a hyperactive managed fund.


November 05, 2018

common sense advice for investing and easy to read.


July 29, 2020

Sugerencia de 4 ETFs para invertir


April 24, 2022

Buy index funds: Ok that’s the book.

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