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About Mel Lindauer
A Marine veteran, he started investing in the late '60s and has first-hand experience with both bull and bear markets. Together with co-author Taylor Larimore, he initiated and continues to organize the grassroots Bogleheads annual Conferences.
He's been quoted in a number of newspapers and national magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Money, US News & World Report, Investment News, The Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daytona Beach News-Journal. He's also appeared on CNN-fn. In March of 2012, he was honored by Money Magazine as one of its "Everyday Heroes" for his work in investor education.
Retired since 1997, he was the founder and former CEO of a successful graphic arts company in the Philadelphia area for 30 years. Since retirement, he's earned credentials as a Certified Fund Specialist from the Institute of Business and Finance and as a Wealth Management Specialist from Kaplan College.
He was elected to the Daytona Beach Shores FL City Council in 2016 and was elected as Vice Mayor in 2020.
He also holds commercial pilot and flight instructor licenses, and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of his former home state of Kentucky.
He attended Delaware County Community College and Temple University and earned his degree in Business Management.
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The Boglehead's Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical "common sense" promoted by Wall Street is destined to leave you poorer. This updated edition includes new information on backdoor Roth IRAs and ETFs as mainstream buy and hold investments, estate taxes and gifting, plus changes to the laws regarding Traditional and Roth IRAs, and 401k and 403b retirement plans. With warnings and principles both precisely accurate and grandly counterintuitive, the Boglehead authors show how beating the market is a zero-sum game.
Investing can be simple, but it's certainly not simplistic. Over the course of twenty years, the followers of John C. Bogle have evolved from a loose association of investors to a major force with the largest and most active non-commercial financial forum on the Internet. The Boglehead's Guide to Investing brings that communication to you with comprehensive guidance to the investment prowess on display at Bogleheads.org. You'll learn how to craft your own investment strategy using the Bogle-proven methods that have worked for thousands of investors, and how to:
- Choose a sound financial lifestyle and diversify your portfolio
- Start early, invest regularly, and know what you're buying
- Preserve your buying power, keeping costs and taxes low
- Throw out the "good" advice promoted by Wall Street that leads to investment failure
Financial markets are essentially closed systems in which one's gain garners another's loss. Investors looking for a roadmap to successfully navigating these choppy waters long-term will find expert guidance, sound advice, and a little irreverent humor in The Boglehead's Guide to Investing.
Whatever your current financial situation, you must continue to strive for a viable retirement plan by finding the most effective ways to save, the best accounts to save in, and the right amount to save, as well as understanding how to insure against setbacks and handle the uncertainties of a shaky economy.
Fortunately, the Bogleheads, a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, are here to help. Filled with valuable advice on a wide range of retirement planning issues, including some pearls of wisdom from Bogle himself, The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning has everything you need to succeed at this endeavor.
- Explains the different types of savings accounts and retirement plans
- Offers insights on managing and funding your retirement accounts
- Details efficient withdrawal strategies that could help you maintain a comfortable retirement lifestyle
- Addresses essential estate planning and gifting issues
With The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning, you'll discover exactly what it takes to secure your financial future, today.
Los mercados financieros son, en esencia, sistemas cerrados en los que lo que un inversor gana lo pierde otro. Navegar en estas aguas turbulentas siguiendo los consejos de Wall Street es la receta perfecta para naufragar y acabar más pobre que al principio. Pero si quieres una guía experta, consejos sólidos y un poco de humor descarado, éste es tu libro.
Hace más de veinte años, un grupo informal de inversores empezó a intercambiar ideas en la web. Tenían en común la racionalidad, su espíritu solidario y el respeto por la legendaria carrera de John C. Bogle, el fundador de Vanguard. Hoy www.bogleheads.org recibe más de un millón de visitas al día y se ha convertido en el mejor foro de inversión del ciberespacio. Este libro, que destila su sabiduría, bonhomía y depurado realismo, es una guía insuperable y contraintuitiva.
En sus páginas recomienda y explica cómo trazar un plan financiero personal y seguirlo al pie de la letra. ¿La clave? Elegir fondos de inversión de bajo coste, perfectamente indexados, como centro de tu cartera de inversión. Es un método simple, y en esa sencillez reside precisamente su belleza. En el camino encontrarás distracciones que te incitarán a desviarte de la ruta prevista. Pero este libro te advierte contra ellas y te prepara para evitarlas.