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  1. R. Harina says:
    42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Read this book., February 25, 2010
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    R. Harina
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    Read this book. You’ll be glad you did. As a middle class American couple with very little knowledge about what to do with our nest egg, we entrusted it to a financial advisor. Then a different one. In this down economy, with a shrunken nest egg, we are still being eaten alive with fees. After reading this book the first time (I will read it again and again), I feel I now have the tools to manage my own nest egg, to prepare for retirement and to best handle our estate planning. Thank you Mr. Solin for writing a book that explains the do’s and don’t’s of retirement planning in a language that anyone can understand.

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  2. songman52 says:
    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great investing resource, February 13, 2011
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    I first read this book over a year ago, having checked it out from the library when I was setting up a rollover IRA. Recently I was helping a relative with their investing, and checked out this book again. I decided to purchase a copy for my own resources. It is concise, easy to understand, and written so that most anyone can understand the concepts. Some reviewers have complained that it is too simple, but that’s the point. It is aimed at the general consumer and investor who doesn’t want to pay high fees trying to beat the market. I recommend it to anyone who is not completely sure if their investments are in the right assets, or who doesn’t understand what their “advisor” has them putting money into. That was the case with my relative. Their retirement funds were being invested in equity-based variable annuities, INSIDE a tax-deferred fund, which is helping their insurance agent’s fund but not so good for their own. When they asked me, “Why would he do this?” the best answer I had is that 1) he has no fiduciary responsibility to clients, and 2) these annuities pay high commissions to agents.
    Anyway, if you don’t know what you’re investing in nor why, then this is one of a few books I recommend reading before you start throwing money around. Oh yeah, each chapter is about two or three pages long, then ends with a highlighted “point”. This is another negative from some reviewers but I really like it.

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  3. Derrick C. Saraceni says:
    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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    Fantastically Simple, but EXTREMELY Effective., April 28, 2011
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    As a Personal Financial Planner, this is one of the 4 books I recommend to people. Financial Planning isn’t difficult and doesn’t need to be done by someone working in a fancy office with all the trimmings that YOU’RE paying for via fees/commissions. Just remember, while this is a great book and will do 85% of what the general public needs, some people will still benefit from sitting down with a FEE-ONLY (not comissioned) financial planner. No one book can cover all the unique aspects of financial planning (Investments, Insurance, Estate Planning, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning, College Planning, and Charitable Giving.

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