Greed, Fees, and Successful Investing

Classic Movie: Wall Street (1987).  A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.  Starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen.

Wall Street

Documentary Film: The Retirement Gamble (2013). The PBS Frontline program notes that retirement is big business in America; and wonders if the system is costing workers and retirees more than what they are getting in return.

The Retirement Gamble

Classic Book: A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Revised and Updated 2007).  This the best-selling, authoritative, and gimmick-free guide to investing by Burton Malkiel evaluates the full range of investment opportunities, from stocks, bonds, and money markets to real estate investment trusts and insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets such as gold and collectibles. This book is considered a must-read when starting an investment portfolio.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

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  1. I will definitely have to give this movie a watch! Thanks for the recommendation. Also random walk down wall street is a classic and I definitely recommend it to anybody starting out with passive income.

    • A true classic. Trust me, you’ll love it.

  2. I will definitely have to give this movie a watch! Thanks for the recomendation.


    Wall Street – great movie! one of my favorites!!

    • The movie is also one of my favorites. While I haven’t watched it all the way through in a few years, there was a period where I would watch it every couple of months. Definitely a classic.

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