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The Ultimate Safe Money Guide: How Everyone 50 and Over Can Protect, Save, and Grow Their Moneyby Martin D. Weiss
Synopses & Reviews
In todays new era of uncertainty, millions of mature Americans over fifty face a number of urgent financial questions: Where can I find truly safe investments? How can I protect myself against investment losses? How can I prevent or offset a decline in income? Which annuities and insurance policies are rip-offs and which ones are good deals? What should I do to plan for my long-term health care? If you are over fifty, and your answers to these vital questions are off course, you may not have enough time to recoup. When youre planning for your future and your retirement, its essential to have all the facts and the best possible guidance right here and now.
The Ultimate Safe Money Guide fills this urgent need in a way that is especially comforting in a time of new risks and dangers in the wake of the World Trade Center tragedy. As the nations only provider of independent financial safety ratings, Martin Weiss has helped millions of Americans find safety in an often unsafe world; and, in this book, he sets forth the rules and guides you, step-by-step, on the path to safety, yield, and profits.
This comprehensive guide begins by helping you to avoid stock market scams, recognize the pitfalls of "free investment advice," and recover money lost by careless, unethical, or dishonest brokers. Youll also learn how to arm yourself with powerful, independent information that is not biased by any conflicts of interestso you can make your own investment decisions based entirely upon your needs. With the special Risk Self-Test devised by the author, you can rest assured that your investments will match your personal risk level.
The Ultimate Safe Money Guide offers a proven and effective plan for preserving your nest egg, building your wealth, and securing your retirement. It gives you a sound step-by-step plan for maximum safety and yield, while laying out a very straightforward strategy for maximizing profits even in uncertain times. This unique guide gives you some of the soundest investment tools youve ever seen or are ever likely to see, but it doesnt stop there. Youll also learn how to:
The Ultimate Safe Money Guide also provides a special chapter for widows, widowers, divorcées, or anyone who is making financial decisions for the first time. Like every other chapter in this book, it couldnt be easier to read or simpler to followa great source of guidance and comfort for the most critical juncture in your life. The valuable insights and expert advice on health care, insurance, investments and retirement savings, housing decisions, and long-term care will help you make choices during a time when you should stop worrying about money and enjoy your life.
This comprehensive book covers all the financial issues that affect Americans over 50. Readers will gain relevant and important information on health care, insurance, protecting investments and retirement savings, housing decisions, and long-term care including nursing homes.
* Choosing profitable investments
* Getting unbiased professional advice
* Avoiding Insurance, Brokerage, and other scams
Protect Your Wealth and Well-Being Now and for Years to Come
In light of the new risks our country and our economy are facing, entering your fifties with an effective financial and personal plan for your future is now more crucial than ever-to make sure you can truly enjoy your golden years. The Ultimate Safe Money Guide was especially designed to help you map out your plan in this new environment, so that you can stop worrying about your money and just enjoy life.
Step by step, Martin Weiss-an expert in financial ratings and consumer protection-introduces, explains, and helps solve many of the new challenges and risks that face millions of Americans over fifty, including how to find:
* Truly profitable investments with the least risk
* Protection against investment losses
* The worst and best insurance policies and annuities
* The best health insurance solution for you
* The right plan for your long-term health care
The Ultimate Safe Money Guide is an important source of information for anyone planning for a secure future during their fifties and beyond. Expert advice and proven guidance will prepare you for this critical juncture in your life at a critical time in our history, putting you on the road to a satisfying retirement, where you are always firmly in control.
Expert advice and proven guidance will prepare you for this critical juncture in your life, and put you on the road to a satisfying retirement, where you are always firmly in control.
About the Author
MARTIN D. WEISS, PhD, is Chairman of Weiss Ratings, Inc. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, providing independent ratings on stocks, mutual funds, brokerage firms, banks, and insurance companies. It is the only major ratings agency that is 100% free of conflicts of interest, receiving no remuneration from the companies it covers. Weiss has testified before Congress several times and has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. He is also the author of Crash Profits: Make Money When Stocks Sink and Soar!, also published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
1. The Great Stock Market Scam.
2. Five Lessons from the Great Stock Market Scam.
3. Broken by Your Broker? Here's How to Get Money Back.
4. Safety and Yield Are Your Best Escape.
5. Profits Are Your Best Revenge.
6. Investing in Individual Stocks?
7. Protect Your Wealth!
8. The Great Insurance Cover-Up.
9. What You Need to Know about Life Insurance.
10. Annuities—The Pros and Cons.
11. The Case against Tax-Exempt Bonds.
12. Health Insurance Decision for Seniors: HMO or Medigap?
13. What about Your Long-Term Care? Do You Need Insurance? What Kind? When? How Much?
14. "Help! This Is the First Time I've Had to Make My Own Investment Decisions! What Do I Do?"
Appendix A: Risk Self-Test.
Appendix B: How to Avoid a Broker That Will Break You, and Find One That Can Truly Help You.
Appendix C: Investment Watchdog Agencies.
Appendix D: Other Resources for Investors.
Appendix E: Medicare, Medigap, and Long-Term Care: Piecing the Puzzle Together.
Appendix F: Long-Term-Care Planner.
Appendix G: Helpful Organizations, Publications, and Programs.
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