Book Giveaway: “Retirement Breakthrough”

August 16th, 2010  |  Published in Retirement  |  6 Comments

retirement breakthrough I was recently give a copy of the book, “Retirement Breakthrough: The Safe, Secure Way to Guaranteed Income You Can’t Outlive–in Any Economy” for review. As I usually do I am having a giveaway of the book as well, after the review you can find out how to win your own copy of the book.

This book focuses on what it considers to be safe investments and also makes tax savings a priority. The author recommends investing in life insurance and annuities. He also discusses how to get the most out of your IRA or QP and your house. Information on how to protect your assets from claimants is included as well.

The author does a good job of describing the different types of cash value life insurance and annuities. I’m still not convinced that life insurance is a good retirement investment due to its high cost and low returns but I could see some situations in which it would be a reasonable purchase. Annuities could be a good addition to your retirement portfolio but you need to choose your annuity carefully to avoid paying to much in fees and receiving a below average return. This book seems to be targeted at high earners who need investments that will save them money on taxes and keep their money protected from claimants.

If you would like to win a copy of this book just leave a comment on this post. A winner will be drawn at random this Friday. One entry per person and entrants must have a U.S. mailing address. This post does include affiliate links.

Book Giveaway: “The New Three-Legged Stool”

August 3rd, 2010  |  Published in General  |  9 Comments

The author of yesterday’s guest post has offered to give away a copy of his book to one lucky reader. If you would like to win a copy of The New Three-Legged Stool: A Tax Efficient Approach to Retirement Planning just leave a comment on this post. The winner will be drawn at random on Monday August 9,2010. One entry per reader and you must have a U.S. mailing address. Other rules will be implemented as necessary to maintain fairness.

Book Giveaway Winner

June 18th, 2010  |  Published in General  |  Comments Off on Book Giveaway Winner

The random winner of the book, Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? Learn how to invest your money, how to pick stocks, and how to make money in the stock market is Darin. If you didn’t win keep checking back because there will be more contests in the future. I will be having a giveaway at Tight Fisted Miser next Monday so be sure to go over there and enter.

Book Giveaway: Why are We So Clueless About the Stock Market?

June 13th, 2010  |  Published in General  |  13 Comments

This week’s book giveaway is for the book, Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? Learn how to invest your money, how to pick stocks, and how to make money in the stock market. The purpose of this book is to help readers understand the basics of stock market investing. Material covered includes the difference between stocks and businesses, what constitutes a good business, when to buy and sell stocks, and how to value individual stocks. The book also includes a chapter covering four case studies as well as a supplemental chapter on the pros and cons of real estate versus stock market investing.

To make this giveaway a little sweeter I am also going to include a copy of the 2010 New Yorker Desk Diary. To enter the contest just leave a comment. The winner will be chosen at random Friday June 18,2010. Limit one entry per person. Entrants with U.S. mailing address only please in order to keep my shipping costs down. I reserve the right to make other rules in the interest of fairness. Thanks and good luck!