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Title : The Smartest Retirement Book You'll Ever Read
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ISBN : 9780399535208
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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The Smartest Retirement Book You'll Ever Read Reviews

  • Patti
    2019-01-27 14:51

    This is a great book for those of us that want to know what to do but find it hard to stay focused on such topics--very basic and understandable.

  • Malin Friess
    2019-02-19 14:05

    Solid advice from Dan Solin:1- Stick with passively managed Index Funds (lower taxes and lower cost) and studies show they consistently beat actively managed mutual funds. 2- Say no to Annuities3- The 4% rule of withdrawal is mostly right (but have 2 years of income in MMA to lean on during bear markets)4- Delay retirement and delay collection of SS if you can until age 705- Reverse Mortgages are too good to be true. Avoid them. 6- Most people should have a long term insurance plan--50% of us will end up needing long term hospital stay or assisted living and it can drain your income. Go with a short fat policy (most stays are less than a year but very expensive)--rather than a long-thin policy. 7- Have a Will8- Transfer 401 K's to IRA's with a low cost carrier (Vanguard, T-Rowe Price). One of the best thing you can do for your kids is leave them a ROTH IRA (collects and divests tax free).Solin is straight-forward and no nonsense. 4 stars.

  • Todd Landrum
    2019-01-30 17:21

    Short, blunt and basic. And if the two-page chapters are too much material, then he even includes a one sentence summary. This is a very good book if you know very little about investing, are intimidated by the topic, or this is the first book you're going to read. He explains what to do in straight-forward, very basic language in very short, easily digested chapters. The drawback is that he doesn't spend much time on WHY you should do those things. That's not necessarily a bad thing if you don't need the WHY.

  • Robert Luebke
    2019-02-02 13:00

    The Smartest Retirement Book You'll Ever Read is written so you can come back to it as a reference.It has 59 short chapters which dwell on individual financial topics with a summary "What's the Point?" enclosed in a box at the end of each chapter. This makes it easy to quickly review the book weeks or months after reading it to refresh your memory on the important parts of the book. The author doesn't try to sell you any particular financial product and in the Chapter 59 gives references on sources he used for each chapter of the book so you can check out their authenticity for yourself.

  • Jay Roberts
    2019-02-24 17:59

    This book made me feal smart all right. Then again, it was extremely basic. And yes, this is the second book I read today, thanks for asking. That fact sums up how useful this book was. At best, the quick read will help give a reader basic knowledge. At worst, it could possibly be the only book an investor reads. My advice… seek a qualified RIA or CFP.

  • Gina Lowe
    2019-02-08 18:07

    I have been looking for a good, well rounded book on investing for those who have very little knowledge and not much interest in investing. This is a good, short book that will keep people out of trouble and yet will prepare them for investing for their retirement. Hint: don't invest all your money in your 401k.

  • Azure
    2019-02-02 15:51

    As I made my big move from the working world into retirement, I was reading everything I could get my hands on, taking workshops, and surfing the net. This book combines all the best advice I found into an organized read that is grounded and reliable. My copy is full of yellow highlights and I now use it as a handy reference tool.

  • Brian
    2019-02-05 11:58

    A finance book written in language that a normal person can understand. If anyone you know is asking questions about retirement, point them this way. I plan to use several of the ideas in here with the retirement plans I'm currently creating for people whose money I'm managing now.

  • Kim
    2019-02-04 11:19

    Pretty decent book on basics of retirement. I would save it is geared toward someone closer to retirement though. I am looking at another 30 years before I am ready to retire and I don't feel like it had enough information for me.

  • Chris
    2019-02-04 14:12

    Good book with lots of sound advice. He breaks down advice into different possibilities and how they will change the numbers in the long term. I will read more of his books. I got mine through Itunes so there are lots of links to follow up on just by clicking.

  • Bruceschneider21
    2019-02-02 12:11

    He has said most of this in his other books. I did not learn much new but he sure is convinced that index investing is the only way to go and you are likely to beat almost all of the managed funds over any given period of time.

  • Bonnie
    2019-02-15 16:19

    Comprehensive and written in easy-to-understand English. A quick read for beginners or an excellent review for personal finance nerds...

  • Diane
    2019-02-22 17:19

    Solid recommendations in short chapters.

  • Kenny Oyama
    2019-02-16 17:59

    All breadth, no depth.

  • Tom Kammerer
    2019-02-01 12:52

    Couple of good tidbits and launching points for further investigation; like his clear warnings against certain products

  • willowdog
    2019-02-02 12:09


  • Maria
    2019-02-14 15:59

    This really is the smartest retirement book. I loved it.

  • Gus Garcia
    2019-02-20 16:15

    a good book if you own any of the retirement plans. But not good for a beginer.

  • Cheryl
    2019-02-07 14:13

    I wouldn't agree it is the 'smartest retirement book' out there, but I did find it informative and helped me understand more of the terminology related to investing.

  • KJ
    2019-01-25 15:14

    I'm reading retirement books for my mom who has just retired. This book was excellent! It took ideas and concepts that people tend to complicate and made it simple and easy to understand.

  • Bill Donhiser
    2019-02-14 10:57

    A very basic retirement book with sound advice. Highly recommended for novices, nothing new for those who are well read in life planning and finance. Solid and a good starter book on this subject.