The investment decisions you make today will determine the kind of life you will be able to enjoy once that regular paycheck stops rolling in. Designed to work as a flexible reference for all investorsno matter what stage of retirement planning youre inThe SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing will help you retire on your financial terms.
Drawing on a decades worth of financial knowledge and experience, The SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing: *Introduces you to
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The investment decisions you make today will determine the kind of life you will be able to enjoy once that regular paycheck stops rolling in. Designed to work as a flexible reference for all investors–no matter what stage of retirement planning you’re in–The SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing will help you retire on your financial terms.
Drawing on a decade’s worth of financial knowledge and experience, The SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing:
Introduces you to the cornerstone of any wealth-building portfolio–stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
Teaches you how to set up an asset allocation strategy that works for you
Gives you the tools to estimate how much you need to save for retirement each year, depending on the lifestyle you intend to lead
Reveals the names of outstanding mutual funds that will deliver the investment returns you need
Shows you how to get the most from your 401(k) and introduces you to numerous real-life retirees, who offer important advice on the financial aspects of life after work
Explores a long-term goal that usually conflicts with retirement savings–paying for your child’s college education–and shows you how to deal with it
And much more
When investing for your retirement, you can’t afford to make mistakes. Pick up The SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing and take control of your future.
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Table of Contents:
PART ONE: The Building Blocks of Wealth.
Chapter 1: Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Bonds: Starting at the Beginning.
Chapter 2: How Much Do You Really Need to Save?
Chapter 3: Your Retirement Accounts.
PART TWO: Your Retirement Savings.
Chapter 4: Your Ideal Asset Allocation.
Chapter 5: Getting There: The Best Stock and Bond Funds for Your Needs.
Chapter 6: Getting There Fast: How to "Accelerate" Your Portfolio.
Chapter 7: Is Your 401(k) As Good As It Should Be?
Chapter 8: The Best and Worst Funds for Your 401(k).
PART THREE: That Other Long-Term Goal, Paying for College.
Chapter 9: Saving for College: How Much Can You Put Aside?
Chapter 10: Letting Someone Else Do It for You: 529 College Savings Plans.
Chapter 11: Asset Allocation: A Year-by-Year Guide to Investing Wisely for Your Child's Tuition.
PART FOUR: Life in Retirement.
Chapter 12: Being There: Investment Moves for Retirees (and the Nearly Retired).
Chapter 13: Feeling Fine: Affordable Health Care for Retirees.
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