Investors would do well at times like these to consider the lessons of American history. There have been booms and busts — but the investors who do the best are those who stay the course and don’t get trapped by speculative schemes. Although my new book with Mark Schug is not about investing, it has many lessons for investors. Economic Episodes in American History is designed as a supplement for high school history classes. Find out more about it here. Then, do smart things: save, live below your means and “buy and hold” for the long haul.