EDITOR AND AUTHOR
Virginia B. Morris is Editorial Director of Lightbulb Press and the author of more than a dozen books on investing, personal finance, and retirement planning. Her most recent publications include A Woman's Guide to Investing (3rd ed., 2005), and a new series in collaboration with Standard & Poor's.
THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
A Book of Practical Counsel
By Benjamin Graham (1949; 4th ed., 2005)
Anyone who thinks seriously about investing should read this classic analysis, which has been in print for more than 50 years. While it's probably not the best choice for a new investor, Graham's brilliant work lays the foundation of value investing. His counsel--consider the intrinsic worth of a stock before you buy--still rings true.
THE ONLY INVESTMENT GUIDE YOU'LL EVER NEED
By Andrew Tobias (1978; 2005)
I can recommend this book for many reasons: Tobias provides solid, practical information in a highly readable, often highly entertaining way without ever promising you'll be a millionaire or insisting that being rich is something you deserve. In fact...