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Common Sense Investing

Ten Simple Rules to Finance Your Dreams, or
Create a New Roadmap to Achieve Financial Independence

Book by Rick Van Ness

Rating: (4.9 from 16 reviews)

108-page book (17,000 words, 52 pictures)
Language: English

Paperback: US $8.95

eBooks: US $4.99

Common Sense Investing paperback book

Short Description

Learn basic financial concepts to make it more likely that you’ll achieve common life goals such as owning a home, providing for yourself or your family, taking fun vacations, and retiring in comfort—all free from financial stress.

Extended Description 

Learn how to invest money for both short- and long-term goals, and how to avoid common mistakes. You will learn:

  • The ten rules to successful investing
  • How to write a personal investment plan
  • How to diversify your investments
  • How to recognize a good mutual fund
  • How to be a tax-savvy investor


Look Inside the Paperback

Click to see: Table of Contents, Rear cover, Sample Chapter, Sample Appendix

Available reading formats: 

Link to book at Amazon for paperback and Kindle format.

Link to Barnes and Nobel for nook format.

Link to book at Smashwords for Kindle, Epub, PDF ebook formats.

Praise from professional money managers:

“Hide this book in a safe place because grossly overpaid investment advisors are burning every copy they can find.”

—Rick Ferri, CFA, President, Portfolio Solutions LLC
Author: All About Asset Allocation,
All About Index Funds,
and others.

 “Rick has produced a masterful financial guide for beginning investors and old hands alike. If you want to get started investing the right way, this book provides the clarity and backbone to achieve your financial destiny.”

—Bill Schultheis, Financial Adviser
Soundmark Wealth Management, LLC
Author: The New Coffeehouse Investor

 “Rick has provided a great service. In terms that the novice investor can understand, he provides ten simple rules that provide the prescription for investment success. In fact, if you follow his rules you are virtually guaranteed to outperform the majority of investors, both individual and professionals alike.”

—Larry Swedroe, Principal and Director of Research
Buckingham Family of Financial Services
Author of eleven books on investing

Praise from academics:

“Here are 10 simple, easy to follow, and proven investing rules. Investing an hour reading this short book will make you a better investor.”

—Burton G. Malkiel
Princeton University, Professor of Economics
Author: A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Praise from authors about investing

Common Sense Investing captures the core elements of the BogleheadsSM investment philosophy in terms any investor can easily understand and implement. Read it and reap!”

—Mel Lindauer, Forbes columnist
Co-author: The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing
and The Bogleheads’ Guide to Retirement Planning

“Rick makes it super-simple to understand personal finance, regardless of your skill level. This book, along with his creative and straight-forward streaming videos, will get you and your money heading in the right direction.”

—Jeff Lehman
Author: The Frugal Millionaires
and First Job~First Paycheck

Praise from readers:

Link to  the book reviews at Amazon.com .


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