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Podcast 68: Personal Investing, Carol Fabbri

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On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Carol Fabbri, co-author of the book Personal Investing: The Missing Manual.

During the interview, Carol discusses many the preparation a person should make before investing, the different categories of investors, choosing the right index funds, a reasonable return on investment that investors should expect, and other topics related to investing.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #68
Personal Investing, Carol Fabbri: S03E16 / 91
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Table of contents

[00:00]  Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:31]  Interview with Carol Fabbri
[00:47] Pre-investing preparation
[03:39] The different categories of investors
[10:06] Choosing a fund
[12:43] The expense ratio of a fund
[14:21] The importance of an experienced fund manager
[15:21] ETFs (exchange traded funds)
[16:32] Investing directly in stocks
[19:02] The risks of bonds
[19:49] The benefits of bonds
[20:26] The rate of return that people should expect
[21:21] Techniques and philosophies that people should avoid
[22:30] The importance of an emergency fund & insurance policies – Carol’s health story
[25:29]  End

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Updated June 23, 2016 and originally published August 8, 2010.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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