It’s the Income, Stupid: The 7 Secrets of a Stress-Free Retirement

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A straightforward and sensible guide to investing so that after retirement you can still sleep at night.

Congratulations. You are in a rare minority. You have saved and invested for your retirement. But after decades of accumulation, have you thought about how to organize your portfolio once you begin de-cumulating? Can you have a virtual paycheck to replace your former real one? This book will guide you through a major life transition—assuring that your savings last at least as long as you will.

In It’s the Income, Stupid! Philip J. Romero, an academic who has shaped the economies of several U.S. states, and Riaan Nel, a wealth manager who helps clients transition into retirement, provide a street-smart guide to your money. Get no-nonsense, no sales pitch advice about the types of investments to embrace—and the ones to avoid. Many of the lessons about investing that were learned before the recession have been overtaken by events. This book will help you plan your portfolio in the “new normal.”

It’s the Income, Stupid! will provide a road map to this new world. But it doesn’t stop there. It also offers practical recommendations for structuring your portfolio so that it can provide you with a virtual paycheck once work no longer provides a real one. It’s the Income, Stupid! offers unbiased advice about the vast range of investment choices you face, so you can assure that your investments meet your needs—and not a salesman’s.