• The Smartest 401(k) Book You'll Ever Read

  • Maximize Your Retirement Savings...the Smart Way! [Smartest 403(b) and 457(b), too!]
  • By: Daniel R. Solin
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-17-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

Regular price: $12.57

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Publisher's Summary

If you are one of the 70 million Americans counting on your 401(k) plan to usher you into a comfortable old age, you're likely to be bitterly disappointed. Rather than benefit the employee, 401(k) plans reward employers, brokers, investment advisors, fund managers, insurance companies, unions, and lobbyists. Relying on these plans makes it increasingly difficult to retire comfortably.

In his straight-forward, no-nonsense style, best-selling author Daniel R. Solin offers the new rules for investing for retirement. He shows readers how to quickly and simply determine their own needs, get control of their assets, avoid scams and sucker bets, discover untapped resources at retirement, and eventually get income out of tax deferred plans - the smart way.

©2008 Daniel R. Solin (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Readers of this smart, no-nonsense book will understand why Dan's plain-spoken advice makes him one of the Huffington Post's most popular business bloggers." ( Arianna Huffington)

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  • David
  • Hope Mills, NC, USA
  • 05-03-09

401k

Highly recommended. You won't be sorry for purchasing this audiobook. You will probably learn more than you expected.

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  • Lazaro
  • cutler bay, FL, United States
  • 05-04-12

A must read

I found the book very helpful, and applied many of the investment tips. It also led me to read, A Random Walk Down Wallstreet,The little Book of Common Sense Investing, and the Smartest Money book You'll Ever Read. I've loved Arthur Morey (narrator) since, The Evolution of God. If you need ideas on how to get started, you'll love this book. It is simple and based on other readings it is truthful!

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457, 403B, 401k, IRA

Where does The Smartest 401(k) Book You'll Ever Read rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the most comprehensive book on retirement plans and funds that I have gained knowledge from. It encompassed the reason we(businesses) started the retirement plans, how much investment employers have in these plans, and what plans are more beneficial.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that it covers the math on how much money you can save on fees from your managers, strategies on how to go about increasing your wealth over time. Mind you I am not a big fan of these types of plans to begin with but if you have one and want to find good use for it this would be a very helpful book, but remember there are still creative ways to make your money grow using these plans.

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Wish I'd known this stuff a while ago!

Teach an old dog new tricks...actually teach a new dogs old tricks! Best way to understand options for a more viable financial future.

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Smart for sure, but is it up to date?

This was an excellent listen, along with it's companion "The Smartest IRA Book You'll Ever Read". Very insightful, if you shuffle your 401K allocations to match with the recommendations about varios index funds, you will have achieved an instant ROI with this book.

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  • Lisa
  • United States
  • 02-04-11

Makes you think

I think the best lesson learned is that money is not the only thing to plan for a happy retirement. I do not normally enjoy "self help" books but this one was interesting. I'll probably listen to it again in a couple of years to keep myself on track for retirement and remind myself of all the factors that go into a happy retirement.

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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The book was OK, but I only got about an hour into it before my ipod froze. The last time this happened, Audible was fair, but it took me a long time to resolve and I did not get to finish the book anyway because they had to request an uncorrupted copy. That takes several weeks.. Rather than go through the hassle of that, I just stopped reading and discarded the book.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

See previous response.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

See previous response.

Could you see The Smartest 401(k) Book You'll Ever Read being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

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0 of 4 people found this review helpful