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basis for poor investment decisions, I could not remain silent. I knew I had found my mission in life, and I was determined to change the way the world invests. The world-wide web provided the perfect medium for my task. Just as in the movie “Network,” in which Beale used the airwaves to deliver his message, I leveraged the Internet to deliver mine. In 1999, I launched what is now, a free and comprehensive site that contains thousands of dynamic charts, graphs, articles, podcasts, books and videos to help investors learn about the value of a passive advisor with a fiduciary duty to its clients, one who advises on investments that can better capture the returns offered by markets around the world. At the same time, I launched Index Fund Advisors, Inc. (IFA), a fee-only financial advisory firm that works with individuals and institutions to invest in risk-appropriate portfolios properly matched to each investor’s risk capacity. With nearly 40 employees, 1,900 clients and $2.3 Billion in assets under management (March 2014), IFA’s mission has begun to become a reality. This book incorporates the quality research and data that IFA uses to advance the financial futures of its clients. It is the same information I utilize daily to educate investors. Step by step, this book will lead you away from the pitfalls of active investing that threaten your long-term financial success and instead lead you toward a strategy that will efficiently put your money to work with the goal of providing you an all around better investing experience.

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