• The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb

  • How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes, and Combat the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings
  • By: Ed Slott
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren, Ed Slott
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Business & Careers, Career Success
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
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A complete action plan from Ed Slott, "the best source of IRA advice" (Wall Street Journal), to help you make sure your 401(k)s, IRAs, and retirement savings aren't depleted by taxes by the time you need to use them.

If you're like most Americans, your most valuable asset is your retirement fund. We diligently save money for years, yet most of us don't know how to avoid the costly mistakes that cause a good chunk of those savings to be lost to needless and excessive taxation. Now, in the midst of a financial crisis, there is more need than ever to protect your assets. The Retirement Savings Time Bomb, by renowned tax advisor Ed Slott, shows you in clear-cut layman's terms how to take control over your retirement savings plan. This easy-to-follow plan helps you place your assets to avoid the latest traps set out by Congress in addition to any that might be set down the road, so you can keep your hard-earned money no matter what. This book is required listening for every American with savings and investments who is planning to retire, be it five years from now or 50.

This audiobook comes with a downloadable PDF containing reference charts and resources from the print edition.

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Critic Reviews

“Ed Slott is my go-to resource on the nuances of tax and retirement planning. His non-nonsense style makes the dizzying changes in the rules and laws surrounding these often confusing topics understandable and more importantly, actionable.” (Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, CBS News business analyst and author of The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money)

“If you're planning for or living in retirement, this book is required reading. Ed Slott is among the most trusted and knowledgeable retirement experts in the United States and the insights you will gain from reading this book will be invaluable. You'll learn how to create tax-efficient retirement income, take advantage of the most recent tax laws, as well as pass on more of your hard-earned wealth to your loved ones. The world is filled with those who proclaim to be retirement experts, but Ed Slott is truly that - an expert who deserves your time and attention.” (Robert Powell, editor of Retirement Daily and The Street, USA Today columnist, editor of Retirement Management Journal and host of Exceptional Advisor podcast)

“Congress has turned retirement savings into a quagmire of laws, regulations and acronyms that can serve as tax traps or opportunities. When advisers and journalists need help understanding the latest complexities, they often turn to Ed Slott, who can explain them with care and flair.” (Kathleen Pender, business columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

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Very technical, good reference

This was a boring book to listen to on audible, but it would be a great reference book. It is very technical, and I did not find a lot interesting in it, but then again I'm not much into this stuff anyway. I did find it interesting that they said not to buy real estate with an IRA.

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it's not for everyone but is the authority!

I've read and followed Ed Slott's advice for many years and have found no better authority for the tax laws and rules as of 2021. Most of this book didn't apply to my situation, since it is a comprehensive work, but I learned several valuable things that did apply and improved my knowledge significantly. Thanks Ed!

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best IRA information

loved it and would recommend for anyone. most people do not know what they don't know.