Regular price: $24.49

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $24.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Investing is simple, but never easy. We carry a lot of investment baggage, including hot tips from friends and the financial media, as well as complicated financial recommendations from Wall Street "experts". Yet the biggest obstacle we face is the tendency to outsmart ourselves. In order to overcome this obstacle, you need to follow straightforward strategies that will consistently push your portfolio ahead of the pack by an additional three to four percent annually.
These are strategies that work in up markets and especially in times of market crisis and panic. Most importantly, these strategies are basic enough for even a kid to understand.
Follow the story of Kevin Roth—an eight-year-old who was schooled in simple approaches to sound investing by his father, a seasoned financial planner—and discover how simple it can be to become a successful investor. Learn how to create a portfolio with the widest diversification and lowest costs; one that can move up your financial freedom by a decade and dramatically increase your spending rate during retirement. Hear about fresh new approaches to investing. Listen as they debunk the financial myths and legends that many of us accept as true and show you what it really takes to build long-term wealth with less risk. You'll also learn how not to confuse the unlikely with the impossible.
Whether you're young or young-at-heart, the straight-talking advice found here will help you:

Design a portfolio composed of a few basic building blocks that can be "tweaked" to fit your personal needs
Go beyond indexing, which owns the entire market, and actually beat the market
Reengineer your portfolio to stop needlessly paying taxes
Increase your return, regardless of which direction the market goes, by picking the "low-hanging fruit" we all have in our portfolios.
Engaging and insightful, How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street takes you through Kevin Roth's real-life story, while driving home key strategies and tools you can implement in your own portfolio. With just a little time and a little work, you can become a better investor. With this audiobook as your guide, you'll discover how a simpler approach to today's markets can put you on the path to financial independence. For more information, visit www.SecondGraderPortfolio.com.
©2009 Allan S. Roth (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Brian on 10-20-11

Good starting point

This book sparks a lot of great ideas for the buy and hold investor. Allan's interactions with his son are priceless and has pushed me to help my kids understand money.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful


By tangzimo on 11-05-17

Great book on investing

This is a very great book on the investing. Very practical and fun to read.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews