Fasten Your Financial Seatbelt: What Surviving an Airplane Crash Taught Me About Retirement Planning [NOOK Book]

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Thomas C. Scott saved a dozen lives as a crewmember on a Boeing 747 that crashed in 1974, killing 59 people. When he became a financial adviser he discovered that, like airline passengers who ignore preflight safety instructions, most people ignore the basics in handling their finances, make assumptions that are inaccurate, and leave themselves unprepared for disaster.
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Fasten Your Financial Seatbelt: What Surviving an Airplane Crash Taught Me About Retirement Planning

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Overview

Thomas C. Scott saved a dozen lives as a crewmember on a Boeing 747 that crashed in 1974, killing 59 people. When he became a financial adviser he discovered that, like airline passengers who ignore preflight safety instructions, most people ignore the basics in handling their finances, make assumptions that are inaccurate, and leave themselves unprepared for disaster.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982411797
  • Publisher: Platform Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 145
  • Sales rank: 837,755
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas C. Scott is a seasoned financial planner and Forbes guest columnist who has rescued hundreds of people from economic catastrophe. He is founder and CEO of Scott Wealth Management Group, Inc. in Orange County, California, where he has been a financial planning professional since 1983. His practice is affiliated with LPL Financial, one of the nation's largest independent brokerage firms, where he is a member of LPL's Chairman's Council, an honor reserved for those advisers ranked in the most successful top two percent of nearly 12,000 financial advisors. He lives in Irvine, California, and is the father of two grown daughters.
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  • Posted November 23, 2009

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    A Commonsense Approach to Investing

    In the Forward to Fasten Your Financial Seatbelt, author Tom Scott writes ".I'm urging a return to some basic principle such as living within your means, making sure you understand how money works and, most importantly, managing your financial expectations and emotions."

    If some or all of this sounds familiar, it's probably because this is the same kind of plainspoken wisdom about money that your grandma was always so eager to share with you, but which you were probably just as eager to tune out. Coming from a certified financial professional, like Tom Scott, who has spent over 25 years in the trenches building and preserving his clients' fortunes, this kind of shopworn advice about how to get the most out of each dollar and cent you make takes on whole new dimensions of urgency.

    Fasten Your Financial Seatbelt offers foolproof strategies for maximizing returns and minimizing losses and brooks none of the get-rich-quick gimmicks or slickster sales pitches that so many readers have come to expect from the likes of Jim Cramer, Suze Orman, Dave Ramsey, Robert Kiyosaki and a host of other, industry approved, financial gurus.

    Tom Scott breaks ranks with the Wall Street crowd to unmask some of the most common ways that the so-called financial pros abuse investor confidence every day, whether through incompetence, neglect or out-and-out malfeasance. Time and again Tom Scott has proven himself to be a trustworthy investment "sherpa," or financial insider who actually has the clients' best interest at heart and is willing to go the distance to maintain and create wealth on their behalf.

    Tom Scott is a different kind of broker; his message has a friendly, personal touch that is rarely seen in this kind of media. As a certified financial planner and well-known Forbes.com contributor, Tom Scott has helped hundreds of investors plan for a secure and comfortable retirement. Now, with Fasten Your Financial Seatbelt, he is at it again, this time taking his message of prosperity through prudence and practical planning to a broader audience.

    Fasten Your Financial Seatbelt is an inexpensive, informative, timely and delightfully readable little guidebook sure to impress and amuse the armchair brokers of the world or anyone else interested in knowing how to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to investing and planning for retirement!

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  • Posted November 25, 2009

    A Levelheaded Alternative to What's Out There

    I must congratulate Mr. Scott on producing one of the most reader friendly guides I've come across on the subject of achieving long term financial independence and success. Fasten Your Financial Seatbelt is full of down-to-earth investment tips and invaluable wisdom about the intersection of financial markets and human nature. To illustrate his points, Mr. Scott uses clear language, rich metaphors and colorful anecdotes culled from his 25+ years of experience helping clients strengthen their portfolios and plan for the future. Fasten Your Financial Seatbelt is a perfect investment guide for both longtime followers of the market and those just starting out in the high stakes world of personal finance.

    I looked up some of Tom Scott's articles on Forbes.com, there's a video interview with him at http://video.forbes.com/fvn/personalfinance/fasten-your-financia-seatbelt. I have to admit that I prefer Tom Scott to Jim Cramer and some of the others. Check him out. You won't regret it.

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