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Thanks for your review of the book. It has caused me to look deeper at this thread which I had brushed off as another gimmicky post from the OP.

His research shows that while folks are squirreling away (or not) money for retirement via 401ks and IRAs there hasn’t been a whole lot of thought and/or knowledge as to how to deploy those assets in retirement—-not to mention other types of assets.

We were guilty of this, being too busy to do more than throw as much as we could in our accounts, both taxable and deferred. We have some general strategies that we have tucked away in our knowledge base, like the 4% withdrawal rule, but even 3 years in to an early retirement we really haven't studied the matter in depth or devised a strategy. Haven't really had to do so yet, for reasons I won't get into, other than decide it's time to spend more money on something other than investments. Sounds like this book would be a good tool towards that goal.

I can only wish, at this point, that I had had all my ducks in a row as you all do on this and other TMF boards. This is meant as a thank you and compliment to you all. I rarely have much to contribute but follow your lead, thoughts and ideas as much as I am able.

IMO the best part of TMF is the multiple POVs, (and occasionally the worst but there is Pbox for that,) where a proposed way of doing something gets challenged by others, and feedback is received on ideas. Keep on raising your voice if only to ask questions. It is surprising how few people do that and your questions will no doubt help others as well. Not everyone got here as early as they would like, but better late than never.

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