Looking for a good book that provides an overview of investing that I can gift to some people that are smart but not financially savvy. Essentially I want something that lays the groundwork for getting them excited about and interested in simply putting money in an index fund - would be great if it can also give them perspective about stocks vs real estate vs cash.
I’ve been in the game so long that it’s hard to know where to start. A lot of the “classics” like One Up on Wall Street, Intelligent Investor, etc tend to focus on individual stock analysis (if I remember correctly), which might be good background material, but might not help with the goal of getting these people in index funds.
I started skimming the bogleheads book and it starts off with a bunch of fawning over how great their forum is … major turnoff. Any other suggestions?