Plan Your Prosperity: The Only Retirement Guide You'll Ever Need, Starting Now--Whether You're 22, 52 or 82

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Plan Your Prosperity: The Only Retirement Guide You'll Ever Need, Starting Now--Whether You're 22, 52 or 82

Format:  Hardcover,

180 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2012

ISBN-13: 9781118431061

ISBN-10: 1118431065

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Whether you're in retirement, just getting ready to retire, or 5, 10, or 40 years out, this book can help you invest smarter your whole life and yes, plan better for retirement.

Harmful mythology abounds about "retirement investing." Many retirees or soon-to-be retirees have heard a plethora of advice. Take 100 (or 120) and subtract your age to get your equity allocation, put the rest in bonds or cash. Buy "only "bonds. Buy "only "high dividend stocks. Or some combination Buy equity-indexed annuities or some "guaranteed" income product. All examples of a potentially harmful myth many folks believe to be smart, strategic moves.

Investors believe preparing for retirement requires a radically different set of tools or a dizzying array of products. Navigating the world of retirement products and services can be a full-time job. But investing for retirement is, in practice, not much (if at all) different from investing. In "Your Retirement Plan," Ken Fisher will give readers a workable strategy to either develop their own retirement investing plan or work more successfully with a professional to increase the likelihood of achieving long-term goals while avoiding common pitfalls. The book will include easy-to-follow steps like How to think, correctly, about investing time horizon.How to better figure how much income you needHow to determine if a portfolio can provide that incomeHow to figure how much to save each year to achieve retirement goalsWhat pitfalls to avoidAnd more. . . .

In this retirement planning book that's not just for retirees, Fisher will hand readers the tools and confidence they need to better plan for the future.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2012
ISBN-13: 9781118431061
ISBN-10: 1118431065
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 180
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.82
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.75 x 9.5 x 0.75

About the author

Biography of Fisher, Kenneth L.

Ken Fisher was born November 29, 1950 in San Francisco, California. Fisher is best known for his prestigious Portfolio Strategy column in Forbes magazine, where his twenty-five-year tenure of high-profile calls makes him the fourth longest-running columnist in Forbes 90-plus-year history. Ken is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independent global money management firm. He is on Investment Advisor magazine's prestigious IA-25 list of the industry's most influential people; is the award-winning author of numerous scholarly articles; and has published books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Only Three Questions That Count and The Ten Roads to Riches - both of which are published by Wiley. Fisher has been published, interviewed, and/or appeared in most major American, British, and German finance or business periodicals. He has a weekly column in Focus Money, Germany's leading weekly finance magazine.

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
What? Me? Retire?p. 1
The Imagined Dichotomyp. 3
Two Goals ... and Some Non-Goalsp. 4
Definitions and a Pencilp. 9
Start Immediately. Now. Right Away.p. 13
Plan Your Prosperityp. 14
My Goals Are ... What?p. 17
Why Is This So Hard?p. 20
Your Investing Goals, Simplyp. 24
Potential Pitfall: Capital Preservation and Growthp. 26
Inflation's Insidious Impactp. 29
Three Percent, Compoundedp. 35
The Secret Code-Asset Allocation or Benchmark?p. 37
Benchmark-A Road Map and Measuring Stickp. 40
Picking a Benchmarkp. 42
The Big Decision-Asset Allocationp. 45
Potential Pitfall: Age Doesn't Equal Asset Allocationp. 49
Benchmark Versus Asset Allocation-What's the Difference?p. 50
Time Horizon-Longer Than You Thinkp. 59
Potential Pitfall: Ignoring Opportunity Costp. 62
Time Horizon-What Is It?p. 64
Time Horizon and Benchmarkp. 68
What's in a Return?p. 73
Growth Definedp. 77
The Past as a Guide?p. 81
Gordon Moore and Endless Innovationp. 90
Potential Pitfall: Unrealistic Expectationsp. 92
Getting That Cash Flowp. 97
Potential Pitfall-The All High-Dividend Portfoliop. 100
How Much Do You Need?p. 103
Monte Carlo-Not Just a Casinop. 107
Let's Get Bootstrappingp. 109
Can I Get There?p. 117
How Much Do You Have?p. 120
A Savings Planp. 123
Putting It All Togetherp. 131
To Benchmark or Not to Benchmarkp. 134
State Your Goalsp. 136
Know Where You Arep. 137
Picking an Appropriate Benchmarkp. 138
Finding Professional Helpp. 140
Avoid Being a Fraud Victimp. 143
And You're Off!p. 143
All Hail the Mighty Dowp. 145
Cash Flow Versus Expensesp. 155
Expense Categoriesp. 161
Personal Balance Sheetp. 165
Notesp. 169
About the Authorsp. 173
Indexp. 175

Book description

Whether you're in retirement, just getting ready to retire, or 5, 10, or 40 years out, this book can help you invest smarter your whole life and yes, plan better for retirement.

Harmful mythology abounds about retirement investing. Many retirees or soon-to-be retirees have heard a plethora of advice. Take 100 (or 120) and subtract your age to get your equity allocation, put the rest in bonds or cash. Buy only bonds. Buy only high dividend stocks. Or some combination! Buy equity-indexed annuities or some "guaranteed" income product. All examples of a potentially harmful myth many folks believe to be smart, strategic moves.

Investors believe preparing for retirement requires a radically different set of tools or a dizzying array of products. Navigating the world of retirement products and services can be a full-time job. But investing for retirement is, in practice, not much (if at all) different from investing. In Your Retirement Plan, Ken Fisher will give readers a workable strategy to either develop their own retirement investing plan or work more successfully with a professional to increase the likelihood of achieving long-term goals while avoiding common pitfalls. The book will include easy-to-follow steps like

  • How to think, correctly, about investing time horizon.
  • How to better figure how much income you need
  • How to determine if a portfolio can provide that income
  • How to figure how much to save each year to achieve retirement goals
  • What pitfalls to avoid
  • And more...

In this retirement planning book that's not just for retirees, Fisher will hand readers the tools and confidence they need to better plan for the future.

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