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5.0 out of 5 stars Folks need to chill, August 4, 2005
This review is from: Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future (Paperback)
I am a West Coast libertarian and extremely fiscally conservative, but Hey, it's produced by the NYT's, so what do you expect?!?!?!? It's not the WSJ boys and girls. So, folks need to calm down. I skim and/or buy a lot of these "personal finance" books and and can tell you this is one of the best in the bunch for communicating a simple message about pre-retirement income (that not everyone is aware of), providing a springboard to other reserach and ideas, and for giving plenty of motivation to consider options to cut expenses by choice of state, tax considerations, etc. Although I totally disagree with Brock 100% on the political bs, you inside-the-beltway folks need a chill pill. It is very easy for the average consumer to look past this stuff, and move on . . . amazed so many are alarmed . . . afterall, that "New York Times" printed right on the cover should be disclaimer enough. The reason this receives 5 stars is because it is a value issue: for the cheap price, it is an easy one-afternoon read that offers a perspective you don't find focused on. Great bang for the buck (especially focusing my 36 year old eyes on the health care cost issue and the benefits my current employer offers in that regard) and I, yes, put it up at the level of Tobias' book. So, there. 5 stars. Practical good stuff. No question. I hope they sell tons of it.
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