The Bogleheads Guide to Retirement Planning

Author: Taylor Larimore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470552867
Release Date: 2009-09-24
Genre: Business & Economics

The Bogleheads are back-with retirement planning advice for those who need it! 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.

The Bogleheads Guide to Investing

Author: Taylor Larimore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118922361
Release Date: 2014-08-04
Genre: Business & Economics

The irreverent guide to investing, Boglehead style The Boglehead's Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical "common sense" promoted by Wall Street is destined to leave you poorer. This updated edition includes new information on backdoor Roth IRAs and ETFs as mainstream buy and hold investments, estate taxes and gifting, plus changes to the laws regarding Traditional and Roth IRAs, and 401k and 403b retirement plans. With warnings and principles both precisely accurate and grandly counterintuitive, the Boglehead authors show how beating the market is a zero-sum game. Investing can be simple, but it's certainly not simplistic. Over the course of twenty years, the followers of John C. Bogle have evolved from a loose association of investors to a major force with the largest and most active non-commercial financial forum on the Internet. The Boglehead's Guide to Investing brings that communication to you with comprehensive guidance to the investment prowess on display at Bogleheads.org. You'll learn how to craft your own investment strategy using the Bogle-proven methods that have worked for thousands of investors, and how to: Choose a sound financial lifestyle and diversify your portfolio Start early, invest regularly, and know what you're buying Preserve your buying power, keeping costs and taxes low Throw out the "good" advice promoted by Wall Street that leads to investment failure Financial markets are essentially closed systems in which one's gain garners another's loss. Investors looking for a roadmap to successfully navigating these choppy waters long-term will find expert guidance, sound advice, and a little irreverent humor in The Boglehead's Guide to Investing.

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

Author: John C. Bogle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470893338
Release Date: 2010-05-21
Genre: Business & Economics

“There are a few investment managers, of course, who are very good – though in the short run, it’s difficult to determine whether a great record is due to luck or talent. Most advisors, however, are far better at generating high fees than they are at generating high returns. In truth, their core competence is salesmanship. Rather than listen to their siren songs, investors – large and small – should instead read Jack Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.” – Warren Buffett, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, 2014 Annual Shareholder Letter. Investing is all about common sense. Owning a diversified portfolio of stocks and holding it for the long term is a winner’s game. Trying to beat the stock market is theoretically a zero-sum game (for every winner, there must be a loser), but after the substantial costs of investing are deducted, it becomes a loser’s game. Common sense tells us—and history confirms—that the simplest and most efficient investment strategy is to buy and hold all of the nation’s publicly held businesses at very low cost. The classic index fund that owns this market portfolio is the only investment that guarantees you with your fair share of stock market returns. To learn how to make index investing work for you, there’s no better mentor than legendary mutual fund industry veteran John C. Bogle. Over the course of his long career, Bogle—founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the world’s first index mutual fund—has relied primarily on index investing to help Vanguard’s clients build substantial wealth. Now, with The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, he wants to help you do the same. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing will show you how to incorporate this proven investment strategy into your portfolio. It will also change the very way you think about investing. Successful investing is not easy. (It requires discipline and patience.) But it is simple. For it’s all about common sense. With The Little Book of Common Sense Investing as your guide, you’ll discover how to make investing a winner’s game: Why business reality—dividend yields and earnings growth—is more important than market expectations How to overcome the powerful impact of investment costs, taxes, and inflation How the magic of compounding returns is overwhelmed by the tyranny of compounding costs What expert investors and brilliant academics—from Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham to Paul Samuelson and Burton Malkiel—have to say about index investing And much more You’ll also find warnings about investment fads and fashions, including the recent stampede into exchange traded funds and the rise of indexing gimmickry. The real formula for investment success is to own the entire market, while significantly minimizing the costs of financial intermediation. That’s what index investing is all about. And that’s what this book is all about.

Retirement Income Redesigned

Author: Harold Evensky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047088505X
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Clients nearing retirement have some significant challenges to face. And so do their advisers. They can expect to live far longer after they retire. And the problems they expect their advisers to solve are far more complex. The traditional sources of retirement income may be shriveling, but boomers don't intend to downsize their plans. Instead, they're redefining what it means to be retired—as well as what they require of financial advisers. Planners who aren't prepared will be left behind. Those who are will step up to some lucrative and challenging work. To help get the work done, Harold Evensky and Deena Katz—both veteran problem solvers—have tapped the talents of a range of experts whose breakthrough thinking offers solutions to even the thorniest issues in retirement-income planning: Sustainable withdrawals Longevity risk Eliminating luck as a factor in planning Immediate annuities, reverse mortgages, and viatical and life settlements Strategies for increasing retirement cash flow In Retirement Income Redesigned, the most-respected names in the industry discuss these issues and a range of others.

Save Your Retirement

Author: Frank Armstrong III
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0137033249
Release Date: 2009-05-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Real Solutions for Saving Your Retirement… No Matter Where You Stand Right Now! Step-by-step plans you can use if you’re planning to retire in… 5 years 10 years 15 years over 20 years or tomorrow! “The market meltdown has all of us worrying about whether we will ever be able to retire. Worrying doesn’t help you. Planning does. Save Your Retirement by Frank Armstrong, III and Paul B. Brown can—and should—serve as your battle plan.” —John A. Byrne, Executive Editor, BusinessWeek “Convinced the sinking economy has dragged your retirement plans down with it? Save Your Retirement shows there’s still treasure inside that wreckage— and provides a map to help you find it.” —Josh Hyatt, Money Magazine “Whether you’re just beginning a career or you’re five years from retiring, the authors show you how to take a realistic look at your current financial status and your retirement goals. With a refreshingly positive approach, they give all of us, no matter our life stage, a blueprint for successful retirement.” —Professor Larry Meiller, Talk Show Host, Wisconsin Public Radio “Frank Armstrong, III and Paul B. Brown heal your retirement anxiety and show you exactly how to achieve financial security for the golden years. You’ll actually be excited to save!” —Farnoosh Torabi, Author of You’re So Money: Live Rich Even When You’re Not Terrified about retirement? Stop losing sleep, and take action! This book gives you specific, step-by-step plans you can use to save your retirement. Forget “one-size-fits-all” solutions that don’t fit your life. Here are personal plans focused on your unique situation—whether you’re 5, 10, 15, or 20-plus years away from retirement or are scheduled to retire now. (There’s even a detailed plan for people who’ve already retired and want to make sure their money lasts!) No matter what the market meltdown did to your portfolio or how little you’ve saved, you can save your retirement—if you start now. Get this book, and get started! All the help you need to save your retirement: Where to move your savings How to recalculate what you’ll really need to retire How to assess when you can now afford to retire How to change your approach to investing How to use the federal tax system to save more What to expect from Social Security now

Getting Started in A Financially Secure Retirement

Author: Henry K. Hebeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470130421
Release Date: 2007-07-20
Genre: Business & Economics

PRE- AND POST-RETIREMENT PLANNING THAT MAKES SENSE GETTING STARTED IN A FINANCIALLY SECURE RETIREMENT If you want to make the most of your retirement years, you have to seriously think about the retirement lifestyle you want and the path that will get you there. In order to do this, you need reliable retirement information that will allow you to properly chart your course. Nobody knows this better than author Henry Hebeler, who retired from the corporate world more than fifteen years ago--and quickly discovered that much of the retirement planning advice available wasn't helping people accomplish their goals. Now, with Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement, Hebeler shares his experience in this field with you and reveals what it really takes to achieve the retirement you want. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement dismisses the assumptions that many popular retirement planning methods make and addresses some of today's most important retirement issues, including everything from planning with realistic economic inputs to neglected subjects such as replacement budgeting, reverse dollar cost averaging, and the need for resiliency when encountering surprise events. Filled with in-depth insights, practical advice, and helpful retirement planning tools, Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement will allow you to apply Hebeler's proven principles to your own specific situation--whether you're already retired or still working--and make more informed financial decisions as you plan for the years ahead.

The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security

Author: Mark Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470908343
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Business & Economics

A timely guide to overcoming the retirement challenges we all face The Great Recession has placed a wake-up call to America's baby boomers. Many have not saved enough for retirement and have not taken a hard look at how many post-work years they may need to finance. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security tackles the tough questions about retirement in the new post-crash economy. Page by page, it puts retirement in perspective by touching on important issues such as insuring against the risk of outliving your assets, recalibrating damaged retirement portfolios, managing the risk of health-care expenses in retirement, and career strategies for workers who are 50 years old and up. Reveals how to boost lifetime income through better planning, and working just a few additional years Offers advice on how to hire a financial advisor whose first loyalty is to you, not Wall Street Discusses why you should rethink housing in the wake of the real estate crash Offers detailed advice on career reinvention, the 50+ job market and midlife entrepreneurship Engaging and informative, this practical guide provides the strategies needed for a truly fulfilling and secure retirement.

20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now

Author: Ray LeVitre
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402296765
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Business & Economics

You're in Control of Your Retirement Future Inside are twenty major financial decisions that could profoundly impact your lifestyle over the next forty years. For many retirees, these decisions come as a surprise and must be made hastily without proper consultation. But by reading the expert, commission-free advice in this fully revised and updated edition, you'll learn how to manage your assets and prepare for the best possible retirement. •Do I have enough money to retire now? •How will I cover my medical expenses during retirement? •When should I begin taking Social Security? •How much should I invest in stocks, bonds, and cash? •What criteria should I use to identify the best investments? •Should I cancel my life insurance policy? •Should I pay off my mortgage at retirement?

Control Your Retirement Destiny

Author: Dana Anspach
Publisher: Book's Mind
ISBN: 1944255230
Release Date: 2016-08-18
Genre:

People in their fifties start to wonder: When should I retire? Once I do, when should I take Social Security? Do I need to buy an annuity to make sure I have enough money to last my whole life? Should I move everything into "safe" investments? In short, what do I need to do now to ensure a comfortable retirement? Control Your Retirement Destiny: Achieving Financial Security Before the Big Transition provides practical how-to knowledge on what you need to do to get your finances in order to prepare for a transition out of the workforce. While never easy, retirement investing from your 20s through your early 50s has been straightforward. But once you hit your mid 50s and beyond, you need a different kind of plan to align investments, retirement accounts, taxes, Social Security, and pension decisions, all with a single objective: providing reliable, life-long income. In this book, nationally known retirement expert Dana Anspach explains how each part works, how one decision affects another, and how to focus on the things you can control (like managing taxes and risk) rather than on those you can't control (such as inflation or investment returns). When you put it all together in a plan that works for you, you'll have more choices and a greater sense of security about the financial decisions you are making. A transition into retirement can be scary. Control Your Retirement Destiny equips you with the knowledge you'll need to avoid big mistakes while optimizing the flow of funds to support the retirement you've always dreamed of. This book: - Covers all the major topics in retirement planning - investments, Social Security, annuities, taxes, healthcare, part-time work, and more - Provides examples of how planning decisions can result in a more secure outcome when they are coordinated - Helps couples coordinate their retirement incomes to maximize benefits - Shows how to create a plan to enable the life you'd like to live after ending full-time employment - Explains how to work with advisors (and how to find the best ones) if you'd rather not plan your own finances Control Your Retirement Destiny: Achieving Financial Security Before the Big Transition is for those who are beginning to think about when and how they might transition out of regular, full-time work. It will enable you to take charge of your financial future right now to ensure a happy, secure retirement.

The Power of Passive Investing

Author: Richard A. Ferri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470937122
Release Date: 2010-11-04
Genre: Business & Economics

A practical guide to passive investing Time and again, individual investors discover, all too late, that actively picking stocks is a loser's game. The alternative lies with index funds. This passive form of investing allows you to participate in the markets relatively cheaply while prospering all the more because the money saved on investment expenses stays in your pocket. In his latest book, investment expert Richard Ferri shows you how easy and accessible index investing is. Along the way, he highlights how successful you can be by using this passive approach to allocate funds to stocks, bonds, and other prudent asset classes. Addresses the advantages of index funds over portfolios that are actively managed Offers insights on index-based funds that provide exposure to designated broad markets and don't make bets on individual securities Ferri is also author of the Wiley title: The ETF Book and co-author of The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning If you're looking for a productive investment approach that won't take all of your time to implement, then The Power of Passive Investing is the book you need to read.

Managing Retirement Wealth

Author: Julie Jason
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1402782721
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers a process for structuring and managing customized portfolios, with the aim of increasing one's retirement wealth, so that the golden years can be enjoyed without financial worry.

IRAs 401 k s Other Retirement Plans

Author: Twila Slesnick
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323948
Release Date: 2017-06-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Take cash out of your retirement plan while avoiding taxes and penalties If you have a retirement plan, IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans is your comprehensive guide to taking money out of it. Make sense of the complex tax rules governing when you can — and when you need to — take money out of your plan, and how much you can take out. Most importantly, avoid the penalties that many folks have to pay because they don't take their required minimum distributions. In plain English, this book covers the most common retirement plans, including 401(k)s, IRAs, profit-sharing plans, Keoghs, pensions, and tax-deferred annuities. It helps you answer these questions: When do I need to start taking money out of my plan? How do I calculate my required minimum distributions? Can I take money out of my plan before I retire? Can I borrow money from my 401(k) to buy a house? Can I contribute to a Roth IRA? What should I do with my 401(k) when I switch jobs? What is a Roth 401(k)? What happens to my plan when I die? What are the different rules for taking money of out an inherited plan? Completely updated, IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans provides clear examples to guide you through the decision-making process and making calculations. Samples of tax forms required by the IRS are also included, as well as easy-to-follow instructions on completing them.

How to Make Your Money Last

Author: Jane Bryant Quinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476743783
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life with Jane Bryant Quinn’s “‘how to’ book that covers every phase of retirement finance. Bottom line, anyone on the retirement track or in retirement should own this book” (Huffington Post). Today, people worry that they’re going to run out of money in their older age. That won’t happen if you use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets—from your Social Security account (find the hidden values there), pension (monthly income or lump sum?), home equity (sell and invest the proceeds or take a reverse mortgage?), savings (should you buy a lifetime annuity?), and retirement accounts (how to invest and—critically—how much to withdraw from your savings each year?). The right moves will not only raise the amount you have to spend, they’ll stretch out your money over many more years. With this book, financial expert Jane Bryant Quinn, “America’s dean of personal finance” (Forbes), explains how to turn your retirement funds into a paycheck that will last for life. She also shows how to look at your savings and investments in a new way. If you stick with super-safe choices the money might not last. You need safe money to help pay the bills in your early retirement years. But to ensure that you’ll still have spending money ten and twenty years from now, you have to invest for growth, today. Quinn shows you how. At a time when people are living longer, yet retiring with a smaller pot of savings than they’d hoped for, this book will become the essential guide—“a hugely valuable resource for readers, wherever they are on their personal financial timeline” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Can I Retire How Much Money You Need to Retire and How to Manage Your Retirement Savings Explained in 100 Pages Or Less

Author: Mike Piper
Publisher: Simple Subjects
ISBN: 0997946504
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Find all of the following, explained in plain-English with no technical jargon: How to calculate how much you'll need saved before you can retire How to use annuities to minimize the risk of outliving your money How to choose which accounts (Roth vs. traditional IRA vs. taxable) to withdraw from each year When it makes sense to use a Roth IRA conversion to save on taxes How to choose an appropriate asset allocation for your retirement portfolio How to minimize taxes by proper use of an asset location strategy How to reliably pick winning mutual funds

The Clash of the Cultures

Author: John C. Bogle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118238219
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Recommended Reading by Warren Buffet in his March 2013 Letter to Shareholders How speculation has come to dominate investment—a hard-hitting look from the creator of the first index fund. Over the course of his sixty-year career in the mutual fund industry, Vanguard Group founder John C. Bogle has witnessed a massive shift in the culture of the financial sector. The prudent, value-adding culture of long-term investment has been crowded out by an aggressive, value-destroying culture of short-term speculation. Mr. Bogle has not been merely an eye-witness to these changes, but one of the financial sector’s most active participants. In The Clash of the Cultures, he urges a return to the common sense principles of long-term investing. Provocative and refreshingly candid, this book discusses Mr. Bogle's views on the changing culture in the mutual fund industry, how speculation has invaded our national retirement system, the failure of our institutional money managers to effectively participate in corporate governance, and the need for a federal standard of fiduciary duty. Mr. Bogle recounts the history of the index mutual fund, how he created it, and how exchange-traded index funds have altered its original concept of long-term investing. He also presents a first-hand history of Wellington Fund, a real-world case study on the success of investment and the failure of speculation. The book concludes with ten simple rules that will help investors meet their financial goals. Here, he presents a common sense strategy that "may not be the best strategy ever devised. But the number of strategies that are worse is infinite." The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation completes the trilogy of best-selling books, beginning with Bogle on Investing: The First 50 Years (2001) and Don't Count on It! (2011)