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"The author writes with a storyteller's eye; his tales are rich in detail, his observations are noteworthy, and his prose is often filled with wry humor. The pictures he paints of colorful personalities are endlessly appealing. An insightful, often funny account of a man who follows a fiscally rewarding path but knows that life's meaning involves more than money." - Kirkus Reviews

In this audiobook, the author recalls his career and explores how to afford retiring while also coping with the existential crisis that so often goes along with leaving a job that's defined you. Drawing on his career and personal experiences preparing for retirement, he reveals how the prospect of retirement compels us to ponder what to do with our time and often requires us to find a new identity.

Join the author as he rises up the ranks of banking and finance, helps people navigate financial challenges, and shares how to avoid the retirement-saving missteps and mistakes made by so many others in Gulag 401k.

©2018 Richard A. Marin (P)2018 Richard A. Marin

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Gulag 401k: Historical, hysterical and educational all at the same time

I couldn’t decide whether to read Gulag 401k or listen to it. When I heard that the book was narrated by the author, my decision was made. Good move!

To hear Richard Marin go through the stories of his career ( and his life) is enlightening. For a “lay” person like me, it was an education in the world of finance. He even addresses some of the technical issues of the collapse in 2008. Stories about banking and asset management are intermingled with personal essays, many quite funny, about life before, during and after.

What fascinated me was how Marin always seemed to land on his feet and navigate through adversity. It was exciting and a tad frightening to relive those times through his words.

I loved this book and recommend it!