Jim Otar is a financial planner in Canada. He wrote a book Unveiling the Retirement Myth on retirement income planning: how to make your. (Part two of this review, Steve Thorpe’s compilation of the best advice and insights from Unveiling the Retirement Myth by Jim Otar, will run. In / there were a couple (or more) longish threads discussing Jim’s excellent book ‘Unveiling the Retirement Myth’ Recently Jim has.

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Achin Jain marked it as to-read Nov 05, Carmen Tourney marked it as to-read May 28, I dont put it all at gospel, but it has some very important thinking shifts that would benefit anyone who can really read through it.

Originally Posted by Options You lost me at “I’ve read the first rhe chapters” For a free or heavily discounted e-book, I think that limitation is very reasonable. Because it’s pretty obvious the author is commenting pretending to be some random who read it lol.

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Speaking as a relatively long-time retiree, I would say the two greatest risks of retirement have little to do with asset allocation. Bruce marked it as to-read Dec 19, You are on your own.

The book was well worth the money. Like More Of These? Gaining wealth for the purpose of excessive consumption Taking the slow road, or the traditional road to retirement Becoming financially independent requires hard work and a healthy attitude towards money, but also a degree of privilege.


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I especially like the fact jin he’s conservative. Paperbackpages. Unless I misunderstood, you haven’t read the book in its entirety if I misunderstood, please forgive the misunderstanding. There’s also a good discussion about the book on Bogleheads. I think it is useful that people understand especially those that have saved and planned for retirement according to “the rules” that a bad sequence of retiremwnt can lay waste to a good plan.

Myths and untruths about the importance of asset allocation, diversification, sustainable withdrawal rates, efficient frontier, time horizon are explained in detail. Overall, I think it is an exhaustive compilation of all the things you come across while reading about the retirement subject matter, I would say that it is a sort of text book, and to mytu it successfully and uhveiling it, you need to be ready to start doing some math and parallel studies.

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Subscribe to my free newsletter! December 29, at This post will get some emotional responses, I am sure! I have read it and really got a lot out of it.

Dinesh marked it as to-read Apr 29, Thanks for the update. It creates the perils of sequence of returns and sequence of inflation. Dirk rated it liked it Jun 25, Mazhar Pirani rated it really liked it Dec 13, Stephen Stellhorn uhveiling it really liked it Sep 03, Board index All times are UTC.


The big thing that I got out of it is that even though I am in his green zone, if enough things go wrong, I eventually end up with not enough money. Annual Profit Healthywage Review: The Zone ; strategy that enables you to select and combine all income classes such as investment portfolios, life annuities, variable annuities with guaranteed withdrawal or guaranteed income in a Perfect Mix for guaranteed lifelong income.

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JMMJ marked it as to-read Dec 05, Read the pdf, at least few chapters. I read the entire book and consider it another good perspective on retirement planning.

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DBook marked it as to-read Apr 30, Manged to snag a free copy when Otar was offering them. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. When participating on this subreddit, please be mindful of the ways in which you are lucky. It’s helped make me more conservative and safe, presumably as a result.