I have read most of Ed Slott's books. Mr Slott understands, not only the basics, but also the nuances of retirement planning thru IRAs.
This book does a wonderful job explaining the jungle associated with most Government controlled programs. Making changes to your IRA without an understanding of the rules is like playing the game of baseball without not knowing rules. The game may seem intuitive, but the details are in the rules. A simple mistake, even by an estate lawyer who is an expert is estate law, can cost you and your beneficiaries big bucks in taxes.
If you want a basic understanding of the differences between a 401K, 403B, 457, IRA, Roth IRA, Roth 401K, this is your book. If you want to know how to maximize the money you give to your kids thru inheritance from your financial plans like IRAs and 401Ks, this is your book. If you want to know how to minimize the tax dollars the government bites out of your estate, this is your book.
The cost of this book could be the best gift you can read for your future beneficiares... JAS