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Essential Finance: IRA and 401(k) Investing Paperback – April 25, 2001

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Dallas Salisbury has been a student and teacher of finance and retirement planning for over thirty years. Since 1978 he has headed the Employee Benefit Research Institute (ebri.org), and is also chairman of the American Savings Education council. A frequent author and speaker, Salisbury has authored or edited over 250 books and articles and has made over 2,500 keynote presentations around the world.

Marc Robinson is co-founder of moneytours.com, has written many personal finance books, including The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Markets, and has provided marketing consulting to top Wall Street firms for over 15 years.


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Product Details

  • Series: Essential Finance
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: DK (April 25, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078947171X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789471710
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,105,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 19, 2001
Format: Paperback
Saving money for retirement is not always easy, knowing where to put your money is perhaps complex with so many options. Depending on your situation, you can choose a plan with various tax consequences. Understanding the options is the first step towards a financially secure retirement.

This step-by-step guide will bring more understanding to the question of how to build a nest egg. The important principles of retirement plan investing are set out in a uncomplicated way. There are practical explanations to help you make sense of the legal and financial restrictions and opportunities. Charts show a visual representation of where you stand now and explain how you can reach your goals.

Will Social Security be enough to live on? According to the American Association of Retired Persons, Social Security benefits will replace 43% of the income you earn during the year before you retire. This income will also not protect you against inflation, so it is wise to plan for your own future.

Did you know there is a way to withdraw money from an IRA without penalty before you officially retire? See page 18. You might also want to consider an education IRA which is not a retirement account, but a vehicle to help pay for a grandchild's education. This handy book shows if you are eligible and what the contribution limits are.

While the information on taxes is comprehensive, you will still want to consult with a professional before making any final decisions. Some of the tax laws might have changed slightly from this edition but overall, the information will make you more aware of the choices you should consider to make the most of your money.

~The Rebecca Review
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