How to Make Your Money Last

The Indispensable Retirement Guide
Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With How to Make Your Money Last, you will learn how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life.

Today people worry that they're going to run out of money in their older age. That won't happen if you use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets - from your Social Security account (find the hidden values there), pension (monthly income or lump sum?), home equity (sell and invest the proceeds or take a reverse mortgage?), savings (should you buy a lifetime annuity?), and retirement accounts (how to invest and - critically - how much to withdraw from your savings each year). The right moves will not only raise the amount you have to spend; they'll stretch out your money over many more years.

You will also learn to look at your savings and investments in a new way. If you stick with super-safe choices, the money might not last. You need safe money to help pay the bills in your early retirement years. But to ensure that you'll still have spending money 10 and 20 years from now, you have to invest for growth today. Quinn shows you how. At a time when people are living longer yet retiring with smaller pots of savings than they'd hoped for, this book will become the essential guide.

©2016 Quinn Works (P)2016 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Almost too detailed

If you could sum up How to Make Your Money Last in three words, what would they be?

needed information dispensed

What other book might you compare How to Make Your Money Last to and why?

None other

What does Amanda Carlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She does a competent job.

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This book would have been better structured by using more "real life examples" during each section, and less almost numbing detail. I know Social Security, Medicare and annuities are complex, but I am really interested, and it was almost too much for me. Jane, this is like a visit to the doctor. Sometimes we need to know exactly what to do, not so much why we do it.

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So useful...I even bought the paperback to make notes

If you are getting close to retirement like me or want to make serious future retirement decisions, this is your common sense bible. The math and percentage examples were easy to understand. I hope she writes a book to explain how tax brackets affect my Medicare costs

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Very Detailed!!

I both liked and disliked the detail. It will be great as a written book to have the detail and the ability to skip section that do not apply to me.

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If you are coming close to retirement this is a mu

Would you listen to How to Make Your Money Last again? Why?

Gave specific stratigies and the reasoning behind them, so you came modify to meet your situation.

What does Amanda Carlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Very clear and easy to listen to.

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A PDF file of the references made in the book also including some key points would be helpful

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This is for someone a few years from retirement.

This book goes into grew detail about non financial things like life style changes. It also goes into great detail about decisions that one makes while transitioning into retirement. If you are planning finances for a future retirement get Tony Robins book about mastering money.

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Core of entire book could be done in one hour

I download it and listen to this book after reading an excerpt that was in a recent money magazine the money magazine article was only about four or five pages but it very successfully captured the course suggestions of the entire book as a result I found the book ridiculously long to make just a few key points

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Great Book for Retirement Planning

This is a great book. I listened to several books on this subject but this author provides great advice for both those who are considering using a financial planner and for those who are going to self plan. Author knows where to draw the line of when to give in depth advice and when to refer to others. Lots of references are given for websites to go to and types of planners to look for. Great depth on Social Security and annuities. Recommend highly!

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Extremely helpful - read it while young!

I read this when close to retirement age - and have now been telling all my younger friends to READ THIS BOOK. I've listened to it several times and ended up purchasing a copy as well. I am not a numbers crunching kind of person and this book helped to educate me.

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Thorough and informative

very thorough and informative. Author provided diverse topics and some that I had not considered.

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Just what I was looking for!

Pulled no punches. Where the author sees danger for the reader, she clearly points it out. I will re-read this book a few times before pulling the trigger... although the fast paced changes in Washington have made certain suggestions about healthcare insurance choices somewhat obsolete by now. As is stated many times in the book, your financial stability in retirement is up to you. This should not be your ONLY guide...merely another tool to refer back to. I will also purchase this book in print since there are SO many tips that would be difficult to get back to in the audio version. Yellow stickies in the prints version will certainly be numerous.