Sunday, April 06, 2008

Latest Reading

As I talked about early on when I started this blog, I started my financial journey when I read some of the various big name personal finance books. I started with some books by Suze Orman and also with Rich Dad, Poor Dad. I still like these books and feel that they have their own viewpoints and information to offer.

As I started branching out into various types of investments and more of this end of personal finance, I wanted to learn more about stocks and other types of investments. I went with a big name and read the current Jim Cramer book that was going on at the time.

I like watching CNBC and the like but more than any specific show, I really feel like there's a major point that is critical to keep in mind with regard to personal finance. And this is it: You must continually educate yourself with regard to personal finance, reading, learning, and evaluating new ideas and investments with a critical eye.

Its not simple enough to read these books, watch these shows, or consume the information. Not all information is gold and not everything that is written about (even on good shows) is a good step for you individually. This is particularly true for people that are interested in getting into certain types of more risky investments.

Here's a look at my latest reading list so you can see what I've been reading lately and what is on my current reading list:

A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton Gordon Malkiel
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World - Alan Greenspan

My hope is that in future posts I will be able to provide some highlights of these that I've particularly enjoyed.