Reclaim Your Nest Egg: Take Control of Your Financial Future

Overview

Praise for Reclaim Your Nest Egg: Take Control of Your Financial Future

"I like Ken because he explains everything in plain English—which happens to be my first language."
Yogi Berra

"Ken Kamen's Reclaim Your Nest Egg is the most sensible, straightforward, andcomprehensible book on personal finance I've read. Calm and reasonable in its tone, detailed in its advice, the book sends the key message that everyone...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (27) from $1.99   
  • New (11) from $1.99   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   

Overview

Praise for Reclaim Your Nest Egg: Take Control of Your Financial Future

"I like Ken because he explains everything in plain English—which happens to be my first language."
Yogi Berra

"Ken Kamen's Reclaim Your Nest Egg is the most sensible, straightforward, andcomprehensible book on personal finance I've read. Calm and reasonable in its tone, detailed in its advice, the book sends the key message that everyone has to be his or her own financial advisor and gives you the confidence to take on the task."
Howard Fineman, Washington columnist, Newsweek, and MSNBC analyst

"This is a timely and important book—a road map for individual investors who want to take their power back and assume personal responsibility for addressing their future financial needs. Kamen offers a lifetime of experience and hard-won wisdom to those whose confidence has been shaken by the continuing market turmoil and uncertainty of recent years. His advice is reassuring but realistic."
John Taft, CEO, RBC Wealth Management, U.S., Chairman,Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

"Ken Kamen gives a critical lesson for managing your nest egg: The key to success comes long before you're ready to select a stock or a bond. Read Ken's commonsense approach, and you'll see a remarkably straightforward path to financial success."
Bob O'Brien, Stocks Editor, Barron's.com

"Vivid, witty writing and empowering validation that you can take control. Along with information, Ken Kamen provides insights into managing and protecting your money plus guidance for assembling and managing the professionals who can help you Reclaim Your Nest Egg."
Deborah Bailey, Chairwoman, The Bailey Foundation

"Ken brings to his writing the same pragmatic skills he brought to his role as an expert advising my Congressional committee. He gives you clarity about what caused past missteps and offers actionable advice for getting better results in the future."
James Greenwood, President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization; former chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Noted financial adviser Kamen (president, Mercadien Asset Management), writing with Burg, offers a practical guide to building a retirement nest egg. He writes, "this book is about finding your own strategy—one that suits your budget, your temperament, your lifestyle, and your goals." Lack of control over the nest egg can be caused, according to Kamen, by "irrational and impulsive" decisions, pressure by salespeople, and noise from the media that can divert one from reaching financial goals. Additionally, investors are faced with fluctuating markets, including various historical declines, the latest being the 2008 market free fall. Kamen offers advice on long-term planning, investments in stocks and bonds, asset allocation, buying life insurance, finding the right financial adviser, and diversification. Case studies of suggested portfolios and recommendations for fictional investors (by age, income needs, investment sentiment, and investment objective) are especially helpful. VERDICT With sound advice and perspectives on taking charge of one's life goals and management of assets, this will be of interest to investors planning for retirement. Recommended.—Lucy Heckman, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, NY
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576603703
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Bloomberg Series , #47
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Kamen is the president of Mercadien Asset Management, which offers comprehensive wealth management consulting services to individuals, families, and business owners. A former chairman of the National Investment Banking Association, Ken also chaired a special business advisory group that reported to the U.S. House of Representatives. His thirty years of experience in the financial services industry and his ability to explain complex concepts in an easily accessible way make him an oft-quoted source for national publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, Forbes, and BusinessWeek, and for Reuters and the Associated Press. He is also a frequent guest on national and local broadcasts that include CNBC, NBC, ABC, Fox, and PBS.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Prologue.

1 Reconsider the Future.

2 Rightsize Your Plans.

3 Dump the Head Trash.

4 Ignore the Noise.

5 Check the Fine Print.

6 Embrace a Game Plan.

7 Establish Your Rules.

8 Reconstruct Your Portfolio.

9 Employ Defensive Moves.

10 Take the Helm.

Epilogue.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)