The Ultimate Safe Money Guide: How Everyone 50 and Over Can Protect, Save, and Grow Their Money / Edition 1

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Entering your fifties with an effective financial and personal plan for your future is now more crucial than ever. And with the national business bestseller, The Ultimate Safe Money Guide, you can quickly learn how to create such a plan. This comprehensive guide was especially designed to help you map out your own financial plan in this unpredictable economic environment, so that you can stop worrying about your money and just enjoy life. Step by step, Martin Weiss -- America's Consumer Advocate for Financial Safety and an expert in financial ratings -- introduces, explains, and helps solve many of the new challenges and risks that face millions of Americans over fifty. The Ultimate Safe Money Guide is an important source of information for anyone planning for a secure future during their fifties and beyond. Expert advice and proven guidance will prepare you for this critical juncture in your life, and put you on the road to a satisfying retirement, where you are always firmly in control.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471152026
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/11/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN D. WEISS, PhD, is Chairman of Weiss Ratings, Inc. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, providing independent ratings on stocks, mutual funds, brokerage firms, banks, and insurance companies. It is the only major ratings agency that is 100% free of conflicts of interest, receiving no remuneration from the companies it covers. Weiss has testified before Congress several times and has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. He is also the author of Crash Profits: Make Money When Stocks Sink and Soar!, also published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Introduction v
1 The Great Stock Market Scam xii
2 Five Lessons from the Great Stock Market Scam 22
3 Broken by Your Broker? Here's How to Get Money Back 36
4 Safety and Yield Are Your Best Escape 46
5 Profits Are Your Best Revenge 78
6 Investing in Individual Stocks? 96
7 Protect Your Wealth! 110
8 The Great Insurance Cover-Up 134
9 What You Need to Know about Life Insurance 154
10 Annuities--The Pros and Cons 176
11 The Case against Tax-Exempt Bonds 194
12 Health Insurance Decision for Seniors: HMO or Medigap? 212
13 What about Your Long-Term Care? Do You Need Insurance? What Kind? When? How Much? 226
14 "Help! This Is the First Time I've Had to Make My Own Investment Decisions! What Do I Do?" 252
Appendix A Risk Self-Test 272
Appendix B How to Avoid a Broker That Will Break You, and Find One That Can Truly Help You 283
Appendix C Investment Watchdog Agencies 290
Appendix D Other Resources for Investors 302
Appendix E Medicare, Medigap, and Long-Term Care: Piecing the Puzzle Together 304
Appendix F Long-Term-Care Planner 308
Appendix G Helpful Organizations, Publications, and Programs 315
Endnotes 319
Index 329
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2002

    Excellent Conservative Advice

    Aimed at investors over 50 years of age, this book is filled with conservative advice for everyone. This is not your typical investment book, as it issues warnings and caveats for investors. In light of recent events, the author's warnings should be taken seriously. The savings and loan debacle, the collapse of several insurance companies, and recent corporate bankruptcies (Enron, World Com etc) demonstrate the world has not been safe for investors. The author's position is that the investment world has many dangerous offerings for the investor who does not do careful research.

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