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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; First Edition edition (February 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345514424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345514424
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

ED SLOTT is a nationally recognized IRA distribution expert who regularly delivers seminars around the country. He has been quoted in numerous financial publications. In 2008, his work was the feature of a #1 rated public television special that aired on PBS stations across the country. Slott lives on Long Island, New York.

More About the Author

Ed Slott was named "The Best Source for IRA Advice" by The Wall Street Journal. He is a nationally recognized IRA-distribution expert, a professional speaker, and the creator of several public television specials, including Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue!, viewed by millions of Americans.

Ed established the IRA Leadership Program and Ed Slott's Elite IRA Advisor Group, which were developed specifically to help financial institutions and advisors become recognized leaders in the IRA marketplace.

He hosts the popular websites, http://www.irahelp.com and http://www.theslottreport.com, and regularly presents continuing professional-education seminars on IRA distribution planning for financial advisor firms, mutual fund companies, brokerage firms, insurance professionals, financial planners, banks, CPAs, and attorneys all across the country. His diverse client list includes Fidelity Investments, Nationwide Financial, New York Life, Jackson National, Transamerica, Met Life, Northwestern Mutual, Sammons Securities Company, Genworth Financial, Brokers International as well as a host of other major financial companies.

Ed is the author of the best-selling books, Ed Slott's 2014 Retirement Decisions Guide (IRA Help, LLC 2014), Fund Your Future: A Tax-Smart Savings Plan in Your 20s and 30s (IRA Help, LLC 2012) The Retirement Savings Time Bomb and How to Defuse It (Penguin, 2012), Stay Rich for Life! (Ballantine Books, 2009), Parlay Your IRA into a Family Fortune (Penguin, 2008) and Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map (Ballantine Books, 2007). He is also a personal finance columnist for numerous financial publications and websites.

Ed has been quoted in The New York Times, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Money Magazine, and Forbes. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, FOX, PBS, Public Television, NPR, and Bloomberg TV and radio.

You can learn more at: www.IRAhelp.com
Read informative articles at: www.theslottreport.com

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78 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Loyd E. Eskildson HALL OF FAME on March 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Slott asserts that Americans not only need to accumulate a nest-egg while working, but take good care of it after retirement so it will last through their retirement.

High taxes and huge medical expenses (prior to qualifying for Medicare, nursing-home care at any age) stand as challenges to those wanting to preserve their retirement. Exploding deficits caused by multi-billion-dollar bailouts, skyrocketing health care and entitlement costs, failing pension plans will push government to sharply increase taxes. Slott notes that today's top tax rate (35%) is far lower than it bas been for most of the years income taxes have been levied - most years it was at least 70% or higher.

Retirement funds will be a tempting target - there was $17.4 trillion in them mid-year 2007, almost 40% of all household financial assets.

Slott then goes on to advice on picking an accountant and attorney (I'd rather see basic advice allowing one to avoid their high fees), and the details of "the first half of the game" (saving and investment strategies - especially Roth IRAs), and then the "second half" (withdrawal strategies, estate-planning basics).

When Slott talked of strategies for turbulent times I was hoping he had macro-level strategies dealing with the current deflation we are in, followed by subsequent inflation. Examples might be buying a home(s) at auction (which cities, price range, areas), or which areas of the stock market are most likely to revive in the next few years. Lacking those, the book focuses at too low a level to be of much use.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Charles Melfi on April 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Stay Rich for Life!: Growing & Protecting Your Money in Turbulent Times

Mostly easy to understand for the non-CPA. It is a rapid read and gives useful tips and scenarios for distributing savings built up in a retirement savings account with tax efficiency. The author points out pitfalls to avoid, especially in designating IRA beneficiaries. Am also reading a related book by Mr. Slott, "The Retirement Savings Time Bomb. and How to defuse it."
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stewart M. Brown on February 20, 2010
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Ed Slott's book offers concrete advice on how to plan for the future and keep the federal government out of your pocket. This is not a book to be read passively. To get any good out of it, you have to follow up with action on your part.

I highly recommend it. I intend to keep it nearby for future reference.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Shadduck on October 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Maybe I overlooked them, or missed them -- and, while I appreciate the ideas and suggestions presented here -- I see no recommendations for order (sequence) or ratios of $ amounts between the proposals. For example: if A, then B... else C.

There ARE repeated suggestions to "Do this first," such as getting records in order, or specifying beneficiaries wisely.

But, e.g., how much life insurance as a percentage of assets? I'd like guidelines for numbers, or quantities. Something simple, such as "Try X% until you reach Y," or "When you exceed a rough floor of [amnt.], then consider placing Z% in such-and-such a product." Kind of like those classic guidelines for investing (100 - Age) % of investable assets in stocks, remainder in bonds.

I don't see it.
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By D.J. on July 12, 2014
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good information
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Good information. Did not need all of the information in the book but what I retrieved was useful. I would gladly do business with this saler in the future.
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Truly great man a savior to anyone hoping to retire in the country and maximize their savings should be recognized as a national hero
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