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In today’s new era of uncertainty, millions of matureAmericans over fifty face a number of urgent financial questions:Where can I find truly safe investments? How can I protect myselfagainst investment losses? How can I prevent or offset a decline inincome? Which annuities and insurance policies are rip-offs andwhich ones are good deals? What should I do to plan for mylong-term health care? If you are over fifty, and your answers tothese vital questions are off course, you may not have enough timeto recoup. When you’re planning for your future and yourretirement, it’s essential to have all the facts and the bestpossible guidance right here and now.
The Ultimate Safe Money Guide fills this urgent need in a waythat is especially comforting in a time of new risks and dangers inthe wake of the World Trade Center tragedy. As the nation’sonly provider of independent financial safety ratings, Martin Weisshas helped millions of Americans find safety in an often unsafeworld; and, in this book, he sets forth the rules and guides you,step-by-step, on the path to safety, yield, and profits.
This comprehensive guide begins by helping you to avoid stockmarket scams, recognize the pitfalls of "free investment advice,"and recover money lost by careless, unethical, or dishonestbrokers. You’ll also learn how to arm yourself with powerful,independent information that is not biased by any conflicts ofinterestso you can make your own investment decisions basedentirely upon your needs. With the special Risk Self-Test devisedby the author, you can rest assured that your investments willmatch your personal risk level.
The Ultimate Safe Money Guide offers a proven and effective planfor preserving your nest egg, building your wealth, and securingyour retirement. It gives you a sound step-by-step plan for maximumsafety and yield, while laying out a very straightforward strategyfor maximizing profits even in uncertain times. This unique guidegives you some of the soundest investment tools you’ve everseen or are ever likely to see, but it doesn’t stop there.You’ll also learn how to:
The Ultimate Safe Money Guide also provides a special chapterfor widows, widowers, divorcées, or anyone who is makingfinancial decisions for the first time. Like every other chapter inthis book, it couldn’t be easier to read or simpler tofollowa great source of guidance and comfort for the mostcritical juncture in your life. The valuable insights and expertadvice on health care, insurance, investments and retirementsavings, housing decisions, and long-term care will help you makechoices during a time when you should stop worrying about money andenjoy your life.
|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|
Posted December 28, 2002
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.