• The Truth about Retirement Plans and IRAs

  • All the Strategies You Need to Build Savings, Select the Right Investments, and Receive the Retirement Income You Want
  • By: Ric Edelman
  • Narrated by: Keith Spengel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-07-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4.5 (100 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the #1 independent financial advisor in America, ranked three times by Barron’s: a guide to making the most of your retirement plans and assuring long-term financial security.
Everyone knows that saving for your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. That’s because all plans - including the 401(k), 403(b), 457, and even the IRA - are complicated, confusing, and costly. New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees and has accumulated his advice in this audiobook.
Edelman has created a step-by-step guide. With illuminating prose and simple explanations, he shares everything you need to know as a plan participant: how to contribute even when you think you can’t afford to, how to make wise choices among your investment options, and how to convert your 401(k) into income so you can provide yourself with the lifestyle you want in retirement. Along the way, he debunks the myths and clears up the confusion.
©2014 Ric Edelman (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc
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By LE on 12-12-14

Very Good Information, but the 2nd Half was Dry

If you could sum up The Truth about Retirement Plans and IRAs in three words, what would they be?

Dollar Cost Averaging

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This was a good book and had some great information. But, the 2nd half has too many instances where he either says, "it depends" or goes into great detail about specific situations that I will never face or won't need to think about for a while.

I'm more of a simple investor and breaking things down into simple terms would help me. I realize there are situations where you need to hire an adviser, but in a book, he should stick to the basics.

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By Expat on 12-12-17

Good info, novice

I disagree with only one point really, but a big one. Roth <> traditional totals in the end. Can not simplify continously compounding interest the way the author does. All things the same, the size of a traditional 401k at the end of 40years of growth is greater than the liability of retirement income tax except under some extreme circumstances... Like... If you are well well off in working years and plan to be broke in retirement. The opposite also being an extreme, broke working years but rich retirement... These are outside of the audience scope. I presume most buying this book actually want to know that evaluation and roth 401k does not equal trad 401k. Not even close.

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