- A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life
- Narrated by: Lee Eisenberg
- Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-03-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Regular price: $23.93
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $23.93
In The Number, Eisenberg describes this secret anxiety as the "Last Taboo", a conundrum snared in confusing financial lingo. He sorts through the fancy jargon and translates the Number into commonsense advice that resonates just as easily with the aging gods and goddesses of corporate boardrooms as it does with ordinary people who are beginning to realize that retirement is now just a couple of decades away. Believing that the Number is as much about self-worth as it is net worth, Eisenberg strives to help readers better understand and more efficiently manage all aspects of their life, money, and pursuit of happiness.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Layla on 02-06-06
Lots of stories, not much useful info
I think the publisher's description is misleading--this book is really more of a reporter's documentary about the history of retirement in the United States than ANY kind of a financial planning book. The author talks endlessly about case studies, stories and fictitious examples, but there is VERY little actual usable information in here. I would not buy it or read it again.
For a much better book about conscious financial & retirement planning, I very highly recommend "Your Money Or Your Life". It was far superior to this book.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
By Christopher on 02-22-08
Best read by a professional
Like some of the other comments here, this won't be a source of detailed financial planning advice, however, I don't believe the author intended it as such. The best frame of mind for this book is someone looking for a 35000 ft. overview of how to think about retirement goals. It would be a good read for a transaction oriented broker looking for pointers on how to converse with client about retirement goals in language other than raw numbers and returns. As an individual there is no such thing as a DIY retirment planning manual and anyone searching for one is bound to be greatly dissapointed by anything held out as such.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful