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Podcast 159: The 7% Solution

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Jay Frosting speaks with John Graves, author of The 7% Solution: You Can Afford a Comfortable Retirement.

They discuss the unique challenges baby boomers face when planning for retirement.

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The 7% Solution: S07E03 / 159

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Jay Frosting
[00:33] Interview with John Graves
[00:44] The four money lessons baby boomers probably already know
[03:08] 40% of people close to retirement aren’t prepared
[04:19] Make the most of your last years of work and put off Social Security income
[06:12] Look at income sources aside from a typical salary
[07:11] Managing your own portfolio vs. using a financial advisor
[10:34] How to research stocks and be a value investor
[14:21] This system isn’t right for everybody
[15:34] Health is more important than wealth
[17:35] Giving back through volunteer work
[18:17] End

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Updated May 9, 2012 and originally published May 6, 2012. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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