The basis of “1001 Truths” is designed to not only open the eyes of individual investors to the dangers and common pitfalls of investing and financial planning, but also to make readers aware of the vast opportunities and resources available to them in order to preserve and create wealth. The expanding technology revolution and globalization trends affecting our daily lives are having immense impacts on worldwide asset values and political movements. These developments represent huge opportunities, and threats, for all investment portfolios. Although investor trust was shaken by the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the events served as a wake-up call for all investors. Our structurally flawed financial system of loosely regulated, banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, ratings agencies, hedge funds, mutual funds, and other financial institutions continue to repeatedly place their interests ahead of clients. Learning the “1001 Truths” of investing will empower readers to take control of their financial futures and navigate through the multitude of conflicts of interest prevalent in the industry.