This is the ONLY book ANY of us needs on investing. If we have over $1000 welcome to Vanguard... if you have less than that and want to invest, well then he has the page in there with EFT's you can buy them from tdameritrade for $10 and just buy and hold.
Now all you have to do is figure out how much you want to invest in stocks and bonds, many quizes online to help you with that. Just google "asset alocation" then go out and enjoy life, because this is one area of life that really is simple. If you are better with charts (visual) like me and everyone I know... go to vanguard dot com - then click on " go to site" above the cups and below the vanguard ship you should see one of the colums says "insights", you will see a row below that starts with "overview" on the left side...
Go to the right where it says "Investing truths", there will be a box that says "the truth about risk" click on that... then scroll down the page to 3. "Are all your eggs in one basket" in those paragraphs you will see a link that says " view our model portfolio applications" click on there and you will see how stocks and bonds did, in a way that makes it look simple, with a graph etc.
Its all a matter of finding low fees and growing with the market (period) doesn't matter if you are type A or B, Tall or short male or female, this should be one of the easiest area of your life. ( I am suggesting that investing is easy, I am not suggesting that the market will do well, of course nobody knows that, but if the stock market does well, with his approach, you will do well without the extra fees most people endure).