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Podcast 28: Dan Solin, Investing for Retirement

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In today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, our guest is Dan Solin, author of The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever Read and other books in the “Smartest Book” series.

Tom Dziubek talks with Solin about planning for retirement.

Production Number: S02E02
Segment Number: 41

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[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:32] Interview with Dan Solin, author of the “Smartest Book You’ll Ever Read” series
[00:48] Rethinking investing
[02:03] Index funds
[02:50] Exchange traded funds
[04:19] Using your 401(k)
[05:37] The value of the dollar
[08:20] 4% safe withdrawal rate
[09:14] Dan’s incident with Jim Cramer
[13:08] Dan’s Golden Rules for Retirement
[14:35] Fee-only financial planners
[15:37] Registered investment advisors
[17:35] Immediate annuities
[19:29] Setting aside two years of living expenses
[21:35] End

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Updated January 2, 2018 and originally published November 1, 2009.

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