"This book is a must for those timid souls who don’t enjoy risk taking . . . like me."
Franco Modigliani, Nobel Prize Winner, Economics
"WorryFree Investing will enable you to achieve your retirement plans no matter what the stock and bond markets are doing. Bodie and Clowes present a safe way to build and control wealth. The methods are thoroughly and simply explained. Yet, the ideas stem from rigorous research and stateoftheart science. This book is just what millions of investors need in these tough times."
John R. Nofsinger, Finance professor, Washington State University, author of Investment Madness, Investment Blunder, and Infectious Greed
"Zvi Bodie and Michael Clowes have presented the proverbial ’missing link’ to reliable investment management and worryfree financial planning. Considering the thousands of books available on equity investing, there is a remarkable shortage of information on riskfree bond and alternative income asset classes. This unique book will singlehandedly help you balance your knowledge base as well as your portfolio.
"Uncomplicated and unbiased, this is a must read for everyone who needs to provide themselves with a sustainable income throughout their retirement. You won’t find this material in any other investment book. When you are done lend your copy to a Financial Planner."
Barry Cook, DoItYourself Investor
"Bodie and Clowes’ book is the most timely personal finance book of the year. Retirement investors, severely affected by the dotcom market bubble and employers’ 401(k) malfeasance, are given simple ideas that will restore their hope in planning for retirement. It is a clarion call for 401(k) innovation and adding choices for TIPS (Treasury) bonds and equity funds containing downside protection. Such sensible, powerful retirement advice is truly a public service. Both authors deserve the Pulitzer Prize!"
Clinton E. Day, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
"Bodie and Clowes’ book is a useful compass for navigating the uncertain and sometimes treacherous waters of investing. Their insights deliver results."
Louis Columbus, Senior Analyst, AMR Research
"A provocative and powerful debunking of the sovereign myth of equities as the camino real to retirement adequacy. This lucid and assuring guide is like none other in answering the individual investor’s call for practical, trustworthy advice for safely achieving financial security. Highly recommended."
Alan Cleveland, of Counsel to Sheehan Phinney, Bass and Green
Now that you’ve been betrayed by the stock market, how can you be sure your retirement or college money will be there when you need it? In WorryFree Investing, two respected investment experts outline the ideal investment program for every investor worried about asset protection. Drawing on three powerful riskreduction strategies, their plan virtually eradicates riskand is virtually guaranteed to beat inflation!
The authors first demolish the myth that a diversified stock portfolio is your safest longterm investment. Next, they introduce U.S. governmentbacked investments that are protected against inflation and outline littleknown investment techniques that are ideal for riskaverse investors.
Once you’re sure your fundamental needs are covered, WorryFree Investing helps you decide when to consider modest risk in the pursuit of higher returnsand how to strictly control whatever risk you do take on.
Clear and easy to understand, WorryFree Investing is the only book for investors who want to protect their assets, no matter what.
Why the conventional wisdom about stocks is wrong
They are risky no matter what your time horizon
Safe, inflationindexed U.S. government investments you’ve never heard of
How to be sure of your returnsregardless of the markets or inflation
Taking charge of your investments with Six Steps to WorryFree Investing
Reducing your risk to the level that is appropriate for you
Diversification isn’t enough
Riskreduction strategies that work when diversification won’t
Controlling the risks you choose to take
Practical techniques for increasing your potential upside while strictly limiting risk