AudioFile The Bloomberg brand is well known in the
world of professional financial
information. Thus, it is well positioned
to help consumers make better choices.
Apparently, this mandate was lost on the
producers of this books and audio
versions. The handsome packaging
disguises some basic flaws. Several of
the titles are only partially indicative
of what's inside.Far more space and time
are devoted to general personal finance
issues than the titles would suggest.
Although Mary Rowland is known as a
journalist, writing is not one of her
strong points. Nor is reading aloud. Her
voice is grating. Her delivery is
irritatingly singsong. The combination of
poor writing and reading does not meet
professional standards no matter how
accurate the information might be. M.P.
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Ms. Rowland does a great job answering
just about every question imaginable when
it comes to dealing with your 401K plan.
There is advice for getting
started,switching jobs, planning
beneficiaries, actually retiring, taking
loans out against your 401k...everything.
The book is written in a series of 2 page
articles she lists as "steps"
so if you want to skip around you can.
While a little of the material is dated
as a result of the recent tax changes, it
is mostly in regards to amounts an
individual is able to contribute. I felt
I was fairly knowledgeable on this topic
before I started reading but I found it
pretty interesting and worth the time.
This book is excellent! She explains,
in-depth and in easy to understand
language, exactly what a 401(k) plan is
and how to use it to plan for retirement.
Her book clearly explains the role of the
401(k) in retirement.
A must read if you are
This is an excellent book about 401(k)
plan. I found 99% of my questions
answered in that book. The book is
well-organized, and the author did a good
job in presenting the pros and cons of
401(k)plan. The only thing I recommend to
the author is elaborating more about the
401K status for non-residnts, and how can
they get their money out of this plan in
case they decided to leave the country.