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“Can I Retire?” Updated for 2016, 50% Off

Can I Retire Front CoverToday I just wanted to give you a brief heads-up that the 2016 edition of my book Can I Retire? is now available. (The prior edition was released in early 2013.)

The book will be on sale for half-off through Tuesday (9/6). That is, the paperback version will be on sale for $7.50 (rather than the usual $15), and the Kindle version will be available for $2.49 (rather than the usual $4.99).*

To be clear though, for anybody who has read a prior version of the book, I would frankly not recommend purchasing the new version just to see the changes, as the changes are modest. (The biggest changes are simply updates to the tax-related information in the book.)

For those who haven’t read the book, the chapter listing is as follows:

  1. How Much Income Will You Need?
  2. Safe Withdrawal Rates and The “4% Rule”
  3. What if 4% Isn’t Enough?
  4. Retirement Planning with Annuities
  5. How Much (and When) to Annuitize
  6. Asset Allocation in Retirement
  7. Index funds and ETFs vs. Active Funds
  8. 401(k) Rollovers
  9. Roth Conversions as a part of Retirement Planning
  10. Retirement Account Distribution Planning (tax-deferred vs. taxable vs. Roth)
  11. Asset Location
  12. Other Tips for Taxable Accounts

You can find the paperback version here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997946504/

And you can find the Kindle version here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KOXY2U6/

*While I’ve temporarily offered new editions of Kindle books for free in the past, I don’t think I’ll be able to do that going forward. Last time (with Social Security Made Simple) several parties distributed unauthorized versions in numerous places online, and I have spent entirely too much time battling the copyright infringements.

Retiring Soon? Pick Up a Copy of My Book:

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Can I Retire? Managing a Retirement Portfolio Explained in 100 Pages or Less

Topics Covered in the Book:
  • How to calculate how much you’ll need saved before you can retire,
  • How to minimize the risk of outliving your money,
  • How to choose which accounts (Roth vs. traditional IRA vs. taxable) to withdraw from each year,
  • Click here to see the full list.

A Testimonial from a Reader on Amazon:

"Hands down the best overview of what it takes to truly retire that I've ever read. In jargon free English, this gem of a book nails the key issues."
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