Had you invested in low-cost index funds instead of doing what you did, would you have more or less? How much more or less?

Page 2 of: Electronic Book Readers vs. Paper and Ink (2011), by Thomas Becker   about me  

The Kindle: Pros

  1. You can carry with you a very large number of books at any time, at the weight and less the size of an ordinary hardcover. Suppose you finish a book earlier than you thought while on vacation, or home for the holidays. Or you decide that you don't want to continue the book that you are currently reading, at least not for now. Or you would like to read several books in parallel, like a novel and a textbook and a cookbook or some such thing. No problem. You have them all with you at all times.
  2. You can obtain any book within minutes or even seconds, whenever, and wherever there is cell phone reception. If you are like me, you often forget about books that were recommended to you. Now you can get them right away. Or you are in one of the situations described in 1) above, and you want to read a book that you do not yet own. No problem. Whatever you want to read, it's at your fingertips.
  3. You can find any word or phrase in an instant. How did that part in Dostoyevsky's “The Idiot” go again where he knocks over the Chinese vase? Find it within seconds. This feature is probably even more useful when reading technical books.
  4. You always have a dictionary at your disposal. You can look up words anywhere, anytime, with the click of a button.
  5. You can adjust the font size. Forgot your glasses, again? Make the fonts bigger and continue reading.
  6. Using the Kindle for PC, stealth reading at work without raising suspicion has become much easier. You can now read Flaubert while your colleagues surf the Internet or play Solitaire.