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Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money!: Getting the Most from Your Investments in Retirementby Paul Merriman
Synopses & Reviews
The way we retire has changed significantly over the years, but it's just as true as ever that retirement is still about money. If you save and invest wisely today, you'll have more to spend tomorrow. While this idea may sound simple, actually executing it can be challenging, especially if you're unprepared.
For more than forty years, author Paul Merriman has helped thousands of investors achieve their long-term financial goals. Working as a hands-on money manager, he's made important investment decisions and created well-rounded financial retirement plans for investors just like you. Now, in this completely revised and updated edition of Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money!, Merriman shares the knowledge he's gained during his time "in the trenches" and reveals what it takes to create a portfolio that will fulfill your unique retirement needs.
Based on Merriman's professional experience and his popular retirement workshops, this reliable resource clearly puts the financial aspects of retirement in perspective. This book shows you what assets have the highest probability of giving you the returns you need, as well as how to control taxes and expenses. The simple strategies outlined in these pages will put you and your retirement portfolio on the road to success.
Filled with real-world stories and practical advice, as well as updated charts, graphs, tables, and recommendations, this accessible guide will:
Many people struggle with the realities of retirement. This revised and updated edition of Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money! will show you how to make your retirement less stressful and more successful.
This financial road map gives readers simple strategies to add thousands of dollars to their monthly income. The updated and expanded edition includes a dozen worksheets to help readers organize their retirement planning.
Praise for Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money!
"Paul Merriman's new book is a rich and meaty guide to achieving real retirement security. It's full of wise, easy-to-follow advice that will stand the test of time."
—Knight Kiplinger, Editor in Chief, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and the Kiplinger Letter
"Read Live It Up! Not only does Paul Merriman know the secret to making your money work as hard as you do, he loves helping people achieve their goals and dreams."
—Paul B. Farrell, author of The Millionaire Code, The Winning Portfolio, and The Lazy Person's Guide to Investing
Over the course of his successful financial career, author Paul Merriman has helped thousands of clients manage their money—both before and after retirement. During this time, he developed an in-depth understanding of the important financial issues people face when it comes to retirement.
Now, in the revised and updated edition of Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money!, Merriman distills what he has learned and helps you create a portfolio that will fulfill your unique retirement needs in the process. From determining how much you will need to live on after retirement to recognizing and controlling the expenses of investing, the easy-to-understand strategies outlined in these pages can minimize the stress and maximize the success of this pivotal process.
You can have the retirement you desire. But to enjoy the life you want tomorrow, you have to plan and prepare today. The revised and updated edition of Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money! can help you achieve this goal, as it will put you—and your retirement portfolio—in a better position to succeed.
Completely revised and updated, Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money! Second Editionis the financial roadmap that people are looking for. Based on author Paul Merriman's professional experiences in the field of finance and his popular investment publications and workshops, this straight-talking book provides readers with the simple, low-risk strategies they need to get the most out of their retirement years.
This reliable resource motivates readers to take the first steps to change their financial situation; presents multiple strategies for withdrawing money during retirement; and exposes the marketing tricks perpetrated by financial institutions. This book also includes added focus on newer issues such as ETFs, REITs, estate planning, IRA withdrawals, and updated allocation strategies.
About the Author
Paul Merriman is founder of Merriman Berkman Next, which manages more than $1.5 billion for more than 2,500 households throughout the United States. Merriman hosts Sound Investing, a weekly radio show that is archived online at www.SoundInvesting.com and was recently namedBest Financial Podcast by Money magazine.Merriman is also publisher and editor of FundAdvice.com, which was rated "Best of the Web" by Forbes in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Over the last decade, more than 35,000 people have attended Merriman's free workshops on how to prepare for retirement. He regularly speaks before such groups as the American Association of Individual Investors and certified public accountant state societies. He is frequently interviewed in local and national media.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Investors Fail.
Chapter 2 Stress versus Success: A Tale of Two Investors.
Chapter 3 Lessons from Smart People.
Chapter 4 The Psychology of Successful Investing.
Chapter 5 Who Are You and What Are Your Goals?
Chapter 6 Your Ideal Portfolio.
Chapter 7 Profit from Real Estate and Small Companies.
Chapter 8 Value: Owning What Others Don’t Want.
Chapter 9 Putting the World to Work for You.
Chapter 10 Controlling Risks.
Chapter 11 Meet Your Enemies: Expenses and Taxes.
Chapter 12 Putting Your Ideal Portfolio to Work.
Chapter 13 Withdrawals: When Your Portfolio Starts Paying You.
Chapter 14 Hiring an Investment Adviser.
Chapter 15 Your Action Plan.
Chapter 16 My 500-Year Plan.
Appendix A Ten Lessons I Learned from John Bogle.
Appendix B Resources.
Disclaimer and Legal Information.
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