Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money!: Getting the Most From Your Investments in Retirement

Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money!: Getting the Most From Your Investments in Retirement

by Paul Merriman

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ISBN-13: 9780470226506
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 847,861
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

PAUL MERRIMAN is founder of Merriman Berkman Next, which manages more than $1.5 billion for more than 2,500 households throughout the United States. Merriman hosts Sound Investing, a weekly radio show that is archived online at and was recently named Best Financial Podcast by Money magazine. Merriman is also publisher and editor of, which was rated "Best of the Web" by Forbes in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Over the last decade, more than 35,000 people have attended Merriman's free workshops on how to prepare for retirement. He regularly speaks before such groups as the American Association of Individual Investors and certified public accountant state societies. He is frequently interviewed in local and national media.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Why Investors Fail 1

Chapter 2 Stress versus Success: A Tale of Two Investors 13

Chapter 3 Lessons from Smart People 17

Chapter 4 The Psychology of Successful Investing 27

Chapter 5 Who Are You and What Are Your Goals? 41

Chapter 6 Your Ideal Portfolio 49

Chapter 7 Profit from Real Estate and Small Companies 61

Chapter 8 Value: Owning What Others Don’t Want 77

Chapter 9 Putting the World to Work for You 85

Chapter 10 Controlling Risks 97

Chapter 11 Meet Your Enemies: Expenses and Taxes 107

Chapter 12 Putting Your Ideal Portfolio to Work 123

Chapter 13 Withdrawals: When Your Portfolio Starts Paying You 143

Chapter 14 Hiring an Investment Adviser 161

Chapter 15 Your Action Plan 175

Chapter 16 My 500-Year Plan 181

Appendix A Ten Lessons I Learned from John Bogle 189

Appendix B Resources 195

Disclaimer and Legal Information 199

Index 203

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