Over the weekend, I spent some time over at the Bogleheads Forum. For those that aren’t familiar with them, the Bogleheads are a loosely knit group of investors that adhere to the investment philosophy of Jack Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and creator of the first index fund.
The Bogleheads Forum, which grew out of a Morningstar discussion group called the Vanguard Diehards, is a place to discuss investing, personal finance, and other financial and/or consumer issues, and I’ve learned a lot over there.
This is a non-commercial endeavor, so they rely on donations as well as a small amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon to fund their operations. In other words, when people buy something from Amazon.com after clicking through one of the links on their site, the Bogleheads get a small cut of the revenue.
So… What does this all have to do with books? Well, they’ve posted a list of the most commonly purchased items from 2010, and I thought it would be interesting to look at the most popular books. What follows is a list of twenty books that were sold to people clicking through from the Bogleheads Forum.
- The Bogleheads’ Guide to Retirement Planning
- The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing
- The Investor’s Manifesto: Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between
- All About Asset Allocation, Second Edition
- Common Sense on Mutual Funds, 10th Anniversary Edition
- The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan
- Can I Retire? How Much Money You Need to Retire and How to Manage Your Retirement Savings, Explained in 100 Pages or Less
- Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics
- The New Coffeehouse Investor: How to Build Wealth, Ignore Wall Street, and Get on with Your Life
- All About Asset Allocation
- Explore TIPS: A Practical Guide to Investing in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities
- The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
- Wise Investing Made Simple: Larry Swedroe’s Tales to Enrich Your Future
- The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You’ll Ever Need
- The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio
- The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk
- Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich
- The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You’ll Ever Need: The Way Smart Money Preserves Wealth Today
- The AARP Retirement Survival Guide: How to Make Smart Financial Decisions in Good Times and Bad
- A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing
If you’re looking to learn more above investing – or maybe looking for a Christmas gift for a finance buff – this list would a great place to start. I’ve already read a number of them, and have several more on my list list of books to read.
If you’re looking for more options, check out these two older posts that are chock full of recommendations:
If you have any recommendations of your own, please share them in the comments.