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A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan by Ben Carlson

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Conclusion

Before setting out to write this book I sought out some of my favorite financial authors and thinkers to ask for advice on how to approach the book writing process and what to include in its contents. One of the best pieces of advice I received was very simple and common sense in its message. This person told me to ask myself the following question before writing this book:

Imagine that your grandmother came to you and wanted to know ten things about investing that she could understand and that she needs to understand. What would you tell her?

I love this advice because it dovetails nicely with the way Warren Buffett writes his famous annual shareholder letters that have taught me so much about investing over the years. When asked ...

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