This book explains the expenses and income sources for retirement from the author's research and writing about retirees and retirement for 38 years. It also summarizes the principles of investing as presented by many experts on investing. These principles and information about economic and financial indicators are derived from an extensive review of the literature (including websites) about financial assets.
Golden nuggets of information are compiled from such successful investors as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet, Charles Ellis, John Bogle, Howard Marks, David Swensen, William O'Neil, Charles Payne, Eddie Ghabour, Doug Ramsey, Jeffrey Hirsch, Andrew Tobias, Timothy Hayes, and David Bronner. Research on capital markets' performance over the last 100 years is presented from the top academicians from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and London Business School. These professors include Burton Malkiel, Jeremy Siegel, Robert Shiller, Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton. Information about money and inflation is presented from Morgan Housel, Steve Forbes, Nathan Lewis, and Elizabeth Ames.
This book is broken into the following chapters: Expenses in Retirement, Income Sources for Retirement, Investing for Retirement, Credit Securities (Bonds), Equity Securities (Stocks), Real Estate, Protecting Assets in Retirement, Inflation, Interest Rates, and the Economy, When Each Asset Performed Best, Managing Investments for Retirement, and References. Each chapter contains term definitions and all topics broken into headings and sub-headings related to the chapter title.
There is a unique section on emotions and successful investing. This includes information on how emotions and asset values, how emotions work, rational and irrational beliefs that cause inappropriate emotions which lead to unsuccessful investments, the main inappropriate emotions as market prices increase and decrease, and how to think more rationally to produce more appropriate emotions for investing successfully.
The concluding chapter provides detailed suggestions for managing investments for retirement. There are instructions on which indicators to use for selecting asset allocation and where to find the current readings for these indicators. There are suggested daily and weekly routines for monitoring investments and making decisions about them. There is a decision matrix that serves as a checksheet for asset allocation for various stages in the economic cycle. There is a list of books on economic and financial data as well as current websites providing detailed information on financial assets and financial indicators.