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Financial Fitness Forever by Richard Buck, Paul Merriman

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INTRODUCTION

Nearly half a century ago, as a novice investor, I believed I had discovered how easy it was to make big money in a hurry. I was thrilled. But perhaps I should not have been quite so elated. You’ll find the rest of that story, “The Worst Investment I Ever Made,” in Chapter 9, “The Worst.”

In one way, that may have been the best investment I ever made because of what I learned from it. A few years later, after I had been in the securities business a while, I began to realize how many other investors were losing their money in ways they didn’t understand.

When I was 40, I decided to make a career of helping as many people as possible do better with their money. That desire became my life’s work, and it remains my greatest passion today. ...

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