is a respected economist who is known to many as a movie and television personality, but has worked more in personal and corporate finance than anywhere else. He has written about finance for Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times,
; was one of the chief busters of the junk-bond frauds of the 1980s; has been a longtime critic of corporate executives' self-dealing; and has cowritten eight finance books. Stein travels the country speaking about finance in both serious and humorous ways, and is a regular contributor to CBS's Sunday Morning
, CNN, and Fox News. He was the 2009 winner of the Malcolm Forbes Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism.
Phil DeMuth is Managing Director of Conservative Wealth Management LLC, a registered investment advisor to high-net-worth individuals, institutions, and foundations. He has cowritten seven books with Ben Stein and has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, the Louis Rukeyser's Mutual Funds newsletter, and the Journal of Financial Planning. His television appearances include Kudlow & Company, Glenn Beck,Squawk Box, Forbes on Fox, and Wall Street Week.
Introduction: Check in with the Control Tower.
Chapter One The Nut Behind the wheel: Behavioral Finance in One Lesson.
Chapter Two Wall Street Therapy: For Good and For Evil.
Chapter Three How Not to Invest: Kids, Don't Try This at Home.
Chapter Four How to Invest: It's Not as Fun as it Used to Be.
Chapter Five The Holy Grail of Investing: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too.
Chapter Six Bulletproofing Your Investments: A Recipe for Setting Up Your Tangent Portfolios.
Chapter Seven Pulling the Trigger: Practicing Portfolio Management at Home for Fun and Profit.
Chapter Eight Become the CEO of You, Inc.: Get Wise, Get Smart, Get (Further) Educated.
Chapter Nine Human Capital 411: Your Personal Human Potential Movement.
Chapter Ten Save ‘Til You Drop: Topping off Your Piggy Bank.
Chapter Eleven Houses of Blues: Welcome to the Neighborhood of Poverty.
Chapter Twelve Can You Still Retire Comfortably? : Retirement Was Overrated Anyway.
Chapter Thirteen The End Game: “If Something Cannot Go on Forever, It Will Stop”.
So Long, Farewell.
About the Authors.