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The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning Hardcover – October 5, 2009
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Whatever your current financial situation, you must continue to strive for a viable retirement plan by finding the most effective ways to save, the best accounts to save in, and the right amount to save, as well as understanding how to insure against setbacks and handle the uncertainties of a shaky economy.
Fortunately, the Bogleheads, a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, are here to help. Filled with valuable advice on a wide range of retirement planning issues, including some pearls of wisdom from Bogle himself, The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning has everything you need to succeed at this endeavor.
- Explains the different types of savings accounts and retirement plans
- Offers insights on managing and funding your retirement accounts
- Details efficient withdrawal strategies that could help you maintain a comfortable retirement lifestyle
- Addresses essential estate planning and gifting issues
With The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning, you'll discover exactly what it takes to secure your financial future, today.
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Whatever your current situation, you must continue to strive for a viable retirement plan by finding the most effective ways to save, the best accounts to save in, and the right amount to save, as well as understanding how to insure against setbacks and handle the uncertainties of our new financial world.
Fortunately, the Bogleheads—a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group—are here to help. With The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning, this diverse collection of investors, who have shared their collective wisdom on www.Bogleheads.org for more than a decade, offer valuable advice on a wide range of retirement planning issues.
A truly group effort (no fewer than forty Bogleheads contributed in some capacity), this reliable resource is a first-rate primer on saving and investing for retirement. Divided into six comprehensive parts and filled with practical tips and anecdotes—including some pearls of wisdom from Bogle himself—The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning:
Explains the different types of savings accounts and retirement plans, from the individual retirement arrangement (IRA) to single-premium immediate annuities (SPIAs)
Warns you about the types of taxes that can affect your retirement plan
Offers insights on managing and funding your retirement accountsDetails efficient withdrawal strategies that could help you maintain a comfortable retirement lifestyle
Discusses the important part disability and health insurance programs play in a retirement plan
Addresses essential estate planning and gifting issues
It's one thing to save for retirement, but another thing to plan for it. With The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning, you'll discover exactly what it takes to secure your financial future, today.
All royalties are donated to the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the U.S. Constitution.
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"Meet the wisest and most generous crowd on Wall Street: the Bogleheads. The Internet's worst-kept secret is now well out in the open; for the best in online investment education and advice, you can't beat www.bogleheads.org. Wisdom of crowds, indeed: a thread for almost every need, an expert contributor for every subject. Now, for the first time between hard covers, the Bogleheads assemble their formidable collective expertise on retirement planning. Savor, enjoy, and learn."—William J. Bernstein, author of The Investor's Manifesto: Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between
"The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning delivers the power of the community. Each chapter may have its own author, yet all have been molded by the remarkable Bogleheads community, resulting in a wonderful book that offers readers a slew of practical suggestions and a hefty serving of carefully calibrated advice."—Jonathan Clements, author of The Little Book of Main Street Money
"The Bogleheads have done it again! The Web's savviest and most caring investment consortium has gathered all the information you'll need to plot a safe and sane course toward retirement. Their camaraderie, kindness, and commonsense wisdom will steel you to 'stay the course' and realize your retirement dreams. With the Bogleheads, asking the audience is always the best solution."—Don Phillips, Managing Director, Morningstar
"This book pilots the reader around the shoals of retirement planning, including tricky issues such as social security, health insurance, divorce, and finding proper financial advice. This not-for-profit collaborative enterprise answers recurrent questions raised by members of the Bogleheads online forum with clarity, wisdom, and humor. It exposes fallacies, suggests alternatives, and reassures the thorough planner. It is a welcome contribution to a world where unrestrained greed and complex financial arrangements have capsized many. I keep referring back to it."—Ed Tower, Professor of Economics, Duke University
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (October 5, 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 370 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0470455578
- ISBN-13 : 978-0470455579
- Item Weight : 1.34 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches
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Seriously, my 93year old father has dedicated the past 20 years of his life helping others get honest, unbiased financial education in a world where billions are spent marketing financial services to you, with your money and at a very high cost to your retirement.
All proceeds of the book are donated to charity - Not my inheritance:)
In addition, if you're familiar with the general Vanguard/Boglehead investment principles (diversify, stay the course, etc) there won't be much new information in here for you. For those not familiar with Vanguard and the basics of retirement planning, it would be a useful guide if it were updated.
"The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning" stays true to the investing principles pioneered by Vanguard-founder Jack Bogle. However, unlike the first book, this book is focused on the various aspects of retirement planning. There is a lot more to retirement planning than 401(k)s and IRAs. Important topics such as how much money to take out every year to make your money outlast your retirement, how to factor in inflation, when should annuities be considered, what kinds of insurance you should have, and how to plan your estate are answered in this book.
Young people shouldn't brush off this book. In fact, younger readers would be much better prepared than their peers if they are proactive in reading this book. Chapters such as the one on early retirement are targeted towards them, so this book is a wealth of knowledge for all ages.
One of my favorite lines from the authors is: "Choosing the right mix of assets at the beginning of your career is not as important as getting started on retirement early and establishing good financial habits. At the beginning, it is the amount that you put into a plan that counts, rather than the return of the investment in that plan." A good way to live by this statement is to pay yourself first after every pay period and using your designated retirement accounts specifically for their intended purpose (short of a real emergency). If anything, advice like this is more useful for the younger audience than the ones closer to retirement.
After you read this book, Appendix II has plenty of good reading for novice investors, intermediate investors, and advanced investors. Regardless of which category you fall under, you will be better prepared for retirement after reading this book.