Can I Retire? LinkStuff Edition

by Mike Holman

Mike Piper from the Oblivious Investor has come out with a book about retirement planning called Can I Retire? Mike has written several book covering various investment topics and American taxes.  This particular book is aimed at investors who are trying to figure out how much money they need to retire and how to manage that money in retirement.

If that description sounds familiar, it’s because the general topic is the same as Pensionize Your Nest Egg.

The main difference with Can I Retire? is that it is a lot simpler than Pensionize Your Nest Egg.  It also has more actionable plans which an investor can put into place without being an investment expert.  Where PYNE recommends seeking an advisor for specifics, this book tells you exactly what to do.

The book is written for an American audience, however Canadians would benefit from reading it as well, since Mike does a good job of simplifying the basics of retirement planning.  If I ever get around to doing my own retirement planning book, it will look something like Mike Piper’s book.  If you are American, I highly recommend this book.

On with the links

Rob Carrick has some suggestions for easy online foreign currency exchange.

Squawkfox shows how to dress up your Christmas table real nice.

Gelasia Steed, CFP explains what to expect from a financial planner.

Million Dollar Journey’s net worth just keeps going up.

Canadian Capitalist asks if black Friday is worth the hassle. Not for me, but I think some people like the sporting or social aspect.

Michael James says that there is shortage of fee-only advisors because of designation requirements.

Larry MacDonald says that US defence companies are a geo-political hedge.

Canadian Personal Finance had a funny post listing gifts you should never, ever get your kids.

Jim Yih says that exercise and good health will help with your retirement decisions.

My Own Advisor shows some pictures from his Argentina trip. Great writeup.

The Oblivious Investor says that index funds don’t mean stocks. This applies to ETFs as well.

And even more links

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