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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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Crucial Guide for Those Nearing Retirement

This is a wonderful book for those getting close to retirement and needing to get serious about how they actually want to carry out their plan. This guide covers about all the major topics that retirees need to face and plan for. It is FULL of information to consider.

There are two areas where this book really shined, in my opinion. First as it gives reasonably in-depth overviews of each topic, it provides resources on where you can get more information so you can drill into learning more about your own personal situation to make the best retirement decisions possible.

Second, the author editorializes here and there on the topics, providing more insight. She challenges the general views we often find ourselves embracing so we may reconsider our thinking and ultimately make better decisions about funding retirement. For example, I know many people want to take Social Security at 62 because they paid into it their whole life and want to get money back ASAP. Are there other criteria besides just getting you money back that you should be considering?

All in all, a top book for those getting approaching retirement and the top guide I would recommend.

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Good info, shaky reading

I couldn't help but think this was done by A I., with a shaky sounding older female voice. Some really good info, but some parts a bit too 'woke' for me. Overall, useful for those nearing retirement.

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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.