PART 1: MASTER THE BASICS.
A look at the financial facts of life.
Chapter 1: Successful Investing Is Easier Than You Think.
Chapter 2: You've Gotta Have Trust.
Chapter 3: A Map to Success: Hmmm, Sounds Like a Plan.
Chapter 4: Save More—Without Feeling the Pinch.
Chapter 5: Hope for the Best—But Prepare for Something Less.
PART 2: CONSTRUCT A SENSIBLE PORTFOLIO.
Investing is like a marathon, so you'll want to suit up appropriately Here's how.
Chapter 6: Balance and Diversification Help You Sleep at Night.
Chapter 7: You Need a Personal Investment Policy Whether You Start with Zillions or Zip.
Chapter 8: Mutual Funds: The Easy Way to Diversify.
Chapter 9: How to Pick a Mutual Fund (And How Not To).
Chapter 10: It's What You Keep That Counts.
Chapter 11: Risk: Give It the Gut Test.
Chapter 12: Keep Things Simple.
PART 3: MANAGE YOUR INVESTMENTS WITH FOCUS AND DISCIPLINE.
Once you assemble a well-constructed portfolio, you don't have to spend every waking moment tending to it-in fact, you'll be better off if you don't.
Chapter 13: Buy and Hold Really Works.
Chapter 14: Making Money Is What Matters.
Chapter 15: Time Is Everything.
Chapter 16: Give Your Portfolio an Occasional Tune-Up.
Chapter 17: Stupid Math Tricks for Smart Investors.
PART 4: STAY ON COURSE.
A look at the things that can cause investors to come unglued.
Chapter 18: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".
Chapter 19: Why You May Be Your Own Worst Enemy.
Chapter 20: Bear Markets Will Test Your Resolve.
Chapter 21: "Ain't Got No Distractions, Can't Hear Those Buzzers and Bells".
Chapter 22: Regrets? I've Had a Few.
Appendix A: A Guide to Stock and Bond Funds.
Appendix B: Some Industry Jargon.
Recommended Reading: For Background and for Fun.