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The IRA/401k Dilemma

How to Plan Your Retirement, Not Uncle Sam's
Narrated by: Douglas R. Andrew
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
3 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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It's never too soon to think about your future. Is it going to be your retirement....or Uncle Sam's?

Here's how to plan your retirement, solve your IRA/401k dilemma, and free yourself from the IRA/401k trap!

©2008 Paramount Publications (P)2008 Paramount Publications

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  • Neal
  • Lowell, AR, USA
  • 06-14-09

A 2 Hour Road to No Where!

I bought this book believing that it would help shed some light on where I should hold my retirement assets and how best to maximize my retirement savings from a tax standpoint. To my severe displeasure, what I purchased was a two hour advertisement for the author's other books. This audio book did not give details, just where to look. I am throughly disappointed that Audible would have a book like this on it's catalog of great investment audio books.

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  • Timothy
  • Oak City, NC, United States
  • 06-18-11

An Informercial, not an audiobook

I am thoroughly unimpressed with this "audiobook." It is basically an informercial. The author outlines the perceived problems with 401k plans, IRAs, Roth Iras etc. Basically Andrew uses this as a blurb for his book and often says see my other audio cd. If it was not for the fact I listen to audiobooks while doing other things I would have said it was a waste of time. This is the first 1 star review I have given on audible.

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  • David
  • Las Cruces, NM United States
  • 05-12-11

Missed Fortune

No meat here. This is a long commercial for his other book "Missed Fortune". Dizzying array of numbers, then just as he seems to be coming to the point he tells you what chapter to read in Missed Fortune.
The point he is trying to make is that you don't want a 401(k) and that point was made in the title.

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this is a dangerous sales pitch

I believe that the mortgage interest deduction tax loopholes pitched here have been closed by recent tax laws. probably for a good reason, it seems like some of these strategies probably helped contribute to the mortgage interest credit debacle of 2008. farming Equity out of your house so that you can invest it in insurance type "retirement products" likely benefits one person, the insurance agent.

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Interesting but shallow content

It's true that this book is an advertisement for his other work. I wouldn't have minded if he spent time talking in detail of the strategies.
This 2 hr book was fairly inexpensive so I can't say I expected much more but it certainly didn't over deliver value.

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Great companion to the "Smartest 401K Book...)

Excellent resource. Only thing I came away in this one with that is disconcerting is that there is little in the way of direct advice on what to invest in. However, the extrication strategies seem sound.

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