Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Books, Columns, Featured |

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By Jason Zweig | Updated Jan. 24, 2020 3:47 pm ET


A few days ago, a smart 22-year-old asked me how to invest some savings from her first job. I advised her to open an individual retirement account. When she found out she couldn’t withdraw it without penalty until she turns 59 1/2, she shot back: “By then the planet will be a rotating cinder!”

The many young people who seem to share her gloomy view of the future should read the new book by Laurence B. Siegel, Fewer, Richer, Greener. In it, he proclaims, “We are on the verge of the greatest democratization of wealth and well-being that the world has ever known.”….


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For further reading:


Laurence B. Siegel, Fewer, Richer, Greener

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig,The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money


Articles and other resources:

Laurence B. Siegel, “A Blueprint for a Prosperous, Sustainable Future

Laurence B. Siegel, “Fewer, Richer, Greener: The End of the Population Explosion and the Future for Investors” (24-page article)

A (Long) Chat with Peter L. Bernstein

The Rip van Winkle Portfolio

A Portrait of the Investing Columnist as a (Very) Young Man

Stock Picking for the Long, Long, Long Haul

Amazon’s 49,000% Gain: The Most ‘Super’ of ‘Superstocks’ Since 1926