This last week, I finished the 2012 update for Investing Made Simple. The changes include:
- Updated tax information in the chapter regarding IRAs and 401(k) accounts,
- An updated section about ETFs as compared to index funds,
- An updated section about target retirement funds, and
- A reworking of the chapter about asset allocation and risk tolerance.
Get a Free Book
To kick things off and to say thanks to regular readers, I’ve decided to have a brief promotion. Starting now and lasting through this Friday (3/23):
- The Kindle edition will be completely free, and
- The print edition will be just $5 (as compared to the normal $15 list price).
Answers to Questions
I don’t own a Kindle. Can I still read the Kindle edition somehow?
I’ve already read the prior edition. Should I buy this one too?
Overall, it’s the same book with the same message, and I’ll also be sharing a couple chapters here on the blog over the next week or so. So there’s probably no need to buy it again. (On the other hand, for a price of zero, there’s little reason not to pick up the Kindle version.)
Can I tell other people about the promotion?
Yes. If you know anyone who might benefit from the book, please don’t hesitate to let them know about it so they can pick up a free Kindle copy or inexpensive print copy.
Why does the Amazon page show the old copyright date?
Because the new edition is published under the same ISBN as the old edition, the copyright date on Amazon’s description page will not be updated. But the edition that is being shipped out is the 2012 edition — I’ve tested it myself with multiple purchases to be sure.
On the off chance that you receive an old edition that Amazon had been saving just for you in a warehouse somewhere, send me an email letting me know what happened, and I’ll have a copy of the new edition sent to you directly from the printing company.
I already have the old edition on my Kindle. How do I update it to the new edition?
Before buying the new one, you’ll have to delete the old edition from your Kindle and from your Kindle account on Amazon. To delete an item from your Kindle account:
- On Amazon go to the “Your Account” page,
- Click on “Manage Your Kindle” in the “Digital Content” section, and
- Click the “actions” drop-down menu for the book in question and choose “delete from library.”
Click here to see the book on Amazon. I hope you find it helpful!