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Subject: Who is your favorite financial author?
Date Posted: 4/28/2008 2:54 PM ET
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Mine is Michelle Singletary who writes for the Washington Post.  She also has a few books out and her column is in other newspapers as well.

I used to listen to Clark Howard's radio show but haven't been able to lately. 


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Date Posted: 5/1/2008 8:12 PM ET
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Jean Chatzky

Dave Ramsey


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Date Posted: 5/21/2008 2:45 PM ET
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I've got to go with Dave Ramsey or Robert T. Kiyosaki....

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Date Posted: 6/4/2008 11:25 AM ET
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Gotta go with Dave Ramsey - not only good advice, but FUNNY.  Real advice for real people.

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Subject: Classic? or Contemporary?
Date Posted: 6/5/2008 5:42 PM ET
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writer from when?    like-----Adam Smith, or a present-day writer such as Kevin Phillips?

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Date Posted: 6/26/2008 1:08 PM ET
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Dave Ramsey

Just read total money makeover and it just makes sense.  At least to me :)

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Date Posted: 8/21/2008 11:54 AM ET
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On investing: Larry Swedroe, William Bernstein, Burton Malkiel, John Bogle

On personal finance: Jason Zweig, Jane Bryant Quinn, Mary Hunt, Dave Ramsey (with some reservations)

On market history: Peter L. Bernstein

Avoid at all costs: Robert Kiyosaki, Kevin Trudeau

Ben Stein is sometimes good, but very inconsistent. Sometimes his advice is awful. Dave Ramsey does a huge amount of good with his personal finance advice, but his investing advice sucks eggs. Kiyosaki and Trudeau are just scammers, IMO.

First pick investing book: The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing


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Date Posted: 10/30/2008 5:45 PM ET
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Suze Orman.

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Date Posted: 11/28/2008 1:41 PM ET
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Dave Ramsey

Howard Dayton

Larry Burkett

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Subject: Favorite Financial Authors
Date Posted: 7/26/2009 1:11 AM ET
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Andrew Tobias - Read "The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need"

Ric Edelman - All his books, especially "The Truth About Money" are very good.

Suze Orman is generally good too.

As Mike W. mentioned, avoid:

Kiyosaki - He's made a lot of money by writing dozens of books on personal finance without offering specifics guidelines. He was exposed on 20/20 for this and if you look him up on John T. you'll find an in-depth explanation of why you shouldn't listen to him.

Also avoid Dave Ramsey and David Bach -- neither one understands mortgage financing.

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Date Posted: 10/11/2010 11:45 AM ET
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Michael Lewis, otherwise I go by books over authors.

The Snowball is pretty good, I've read the other biography on Buffett by lowenstein (sp?) as well

Influence is an excellent book on psychology

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Date Posted: 6/5/2013 8:38 AM ET
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I like Sharma Gupta Accounting Books...

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Subject: fav biz authors
Date Posted: 7/28/2014 7:44 PM ET
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In no order: Geoff Moore, Rob Ringer, William S Reed. Ringer entertain, Reed intensity, Moore depth.