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"Ben and Phil have done it again. Another lucid, insightful book, designed to enhance your wealth! In today's stock-addled cult of equities, there is a gaping hole in most investors' portfolios...the whole panoply of alternative investments that can simultaneously help us cut our risk, better hedge our inflation risk, and boost our return. This Little Book is filled with big ideas on how to make these markets and strategies a treasured part of our investing toolkit."
—Robert Arnott, Chairman, Research Affiliates
"I have been reading Ben Stein for thirty-five years and Phil DeMuth since he joined up with Ben ten years ago. They do solid work, and this latest is no exception."
—Jim Rogers, author of A Gift to My Children
"If anyone can make hedge funds sexy, Stein and DeMuth can, and they've done it with style in this engaging, instructive, and tasteful how-to guide for investing in alternatives. But you should read this Kama Sutra of investment manuals not just for the thrills, but also to learn how to avoid the hazards of promiscuous and unprotected investing."
—Andrew Lo, Professor and Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering
THE WIT AND WISDOM AND MORE WIT FROM AMERICA’S BEST KNOWN ECONOMIST, PERSONAL FINANCE EXPERT, ACTOR, WRITER AND POLITICAL COMMENTATOR.
Ben Stein, a polymath famous and beloved for his iconic movie and tv roles, bestselling books and humorous writings and tv commentary, shares his views on love, money, politics and living the American Dream and how you too can lead an informed, politically sane, healthy, wealthy, and happy life full of love and family.
In his keen, perceptive, informative and always entertaining style, Stein shares his views on a life well lived and lessons learned, how to make the most of your money, prioritizing your family, and explores American culture and politics, the humorous, the heartbreaking, and the maddening.
In this collection of the best of Ben Stein’s Newsmax DREEMZ columns, Stein shares his passionate opinions, stark warnings and thoughtful, sensitive musings on such varied topics as:
- Love, Humor, Forgiveness, and Dogs
- Why Mistakes Happen When Government Gets Too Big
- The Miracles of Modern Life
- Why All’s Fair in Politics and War
- Life's Cornerstones and Curveballs
- Why Anger and Hate Have No Place in Public Life
- The Economics of Love
- Why We Owe a Debt of Gratitude to Servicemen and Women
- TV's Brave New Reality: A United America
- Why the Government is Not Responsible for Your Success - You Are
- America: Why I Cherish this Unbelievable Gift
- And why “These Are Not the End Times”
The World According to Ben Stein offers honest insights, humor and hope from one of the great humorists on political economy and how life works in this nation.
Investing do's and don'ts from some of the most recognizable voices in personal finance
It's been a tough year for investors. Many have seen their retirement accounts dwindle dramatically and are looking for a safe way to protect what they have and make back some of what they've lost. That's why the bestselling author team of Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth have created The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life.
When you invest, there are essential things you should do and many things you shouldn't. The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life addresses this issue and shows you how to utilize the fundamentals of finance to achieve success in today's market. This practical guide contains proven advice on navigating today's treacherous financial landscape and will put you in a better position to make more informed investment decisions.
- Includes street-smart advice for the individual investor uncertain about their investment and retirement portfolios
- Written by a experienced team of bestselling authors whose investment advice is accessible to everyone
- Outlines the steps you must take to protect yourself from the financial calamities of modern life
The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life offers quick, easy-to-follow, and entertaining advice for anyone looking to get back on the right investment track.
In his entertaining and informative style that has captivated generations, beloved New York Times bestselling author, actor, and financial expert Ben Stein sets the record straight about capitalism in the United States—it is not the "rigged system" young people are led to believe. As he reveals in The Capitalist Code, "Life can be faced by moaning and complaining or it can be faced by study, work, optimism, and faith in the free capitalist system. Guess which side gets the happier life?"
Most Americans have not inherited wealth or a successful business that could set them up for life. That means most Americans are destined for financial worry and concern for the rest of their lives. Right? Wrong! Ben Stein explains how the wonderful system of stock market capitalism can allow any American to build financial security. In this succinct guide, you will learn:
- Why it really is better to have money— and how to get there
- How to save first, and then spend— automatically
- Why investing in great companies is easier than you think
That's what this book is all about: how to harness the incredible power of the U.S. economy for enjoyment and security by being owners of profitable businesses-by consistent, conservative investment starting as young as possible in a diversified port- folio of stocks. Anyone can be a capitalist—and should be. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and an even smaller amount of action. All it takes is The Capitalist Code.
Why should you let Ben Stein tell you how to live? Who's he to say what's what?
The reason you should listen to Ben Stein is, quite simply, he says a lot of smart stuff about many different things. He's the wise old owl perched in a tree, waiting to answer all of your questions about life, marriage, work, and money.
Delivered with the dry, honest wit that millions of people have come to know and love, Ben Stein shares his advice on nearly every topic imaginable, from the importance of being a loving spouse to the folly of supply-side economics. Understand the value of punctuality, sleep, and diversification. Let his wisdom guide you in coping with loss, feelings of despair, and national deficits.
Stein's experience from Washington to Hollywood—and everywhere in between—makes him an ideal individual to offer guidance to others. His expertise in countless fields substantiates his keen observations on the range of challenges that people face every day. What Would Ben Stein Do? Well, he would read this book. Learn something new and useful from Ben Stein today.
Twenty-six simple rules from "There Is No Quitting Time" to "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" to "Be Seen" tell you how to make it in Tinseltown. Anyone with eyes and ears and discipline can follow them . . . and this advice applies to every other kind of lucrative, difficult business as well—finance, politics, law—everything.
These are rules for making it in a difficult world—by two men who know the rules, know the pitfalls, and have climbed the greasy pole to the top rung of success.
The idea is that if you never indulge in making excuses, refuse to let other people’s hangups get in your way, and move deliberately toward clearly thought-out goals, you will get where you want to go. Just as the cowboy refuses to allow himself to get sidetracked by trivia, so can you refuse to allow life’s inevitable challenges and distractions mar your own success and happiness. The choice is yours.