Jim Otar is a financial planner in Canada. He wrote a book Unveiling the Retirement Myth on retirement income planning: how to make your. (Part two of this review, Steve Thorpe’s compilation of the best advice and insights from Unveiling the Retirement Myth by Jim Otar, will run. In / there were a couple (or more) longish threads discussing Jim’s excellent book ‘Unveiling the Retirement Myth’ Recently Jim has.

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Navtej Singh marked it as to-read Apr 27, Because it’s pretty obvious the author is commenting pretending to be some random who read it lol.

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Working to increase your income and income streams with projects, side-gigs, and additional effort. Notify me of follow-up comments. I read all of the book more than a few times.

When participating on this subreddit, please be mindful of the ways in which you are lucky. Some of those I like are included on the Bogleheads book list. Overall, I think it is an exhaustive compilation of all the things you come across while reading about the retirement subject matter, I would say that it is a sort of text book, and to read it successfully and understand it, you need to be ready to start doing some math and parallel studies. Aakash marked it as to-read Apr 27, Do not re-syndicate without permission.


Few people can do a dry run of retirement. This smacks of confusing correlation with causation, and he must know better than that.


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All times are GMT People on yhe Bogleheads and Early Retirement forums also liked it. Excellent for me even though I know most of the stuff! William Phan rated it really liked it Mar 14, Petru Metzger marked it as to-read May 16, Rates and terms set on third-party websites are subject to change without notice.

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Manged to snag a free copy when Otar was offering them. The concept of Time Value of Fluctuations, non-Gaussian optimum asset allocation, the luck factor, reverse dollar cost averaging, warning signals of diminishing luck, various asset allocation, dedication and selection strategies are covered in detail.

Besides the one you mentioned do NOT be aggressive with the first yr seed moneythe whole idea of Tactical asset allocation and other options serves the accumulators the best advantage since so many of the older investors have been fed the buy-n-hold mantra.

It’s helped make me more conservative and safe, presumably as a result. He wrote a book Unveiling the Retirement Myth on retirement income planning: And, we are now in the realm of financial planning, not investment advice. It is quite a tome to digest.

I really do not know why people down voted to zero! I loved it because it gave me a broad understanding of how finances can go sideways.


I had to close the file and the window in order for it to be visible. Anyone read the book “Unveiling the Retirement Myth”? It’s as valuable as any other book on retirement, particularly given its conservative stance. Do not take it as legal, financial, or tax advice for your personal situation.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You can skim and look at the charts and see what Otar is getting at.

The book was well worth the money. The community is moderated to ensure a pleasant experience for our members. For some reason, while I am reading along I keep wondering when he’ll start a sales pitch for annuities. DBook marked it as to-read Apr 30, Sandeep Sohal marked it as to-read May 05, Board index All times are UTC. Father, husband, self-directed investor, financial freedom enthusiast, and perpetual learner.

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Unveilijg enjoyed reading his short article. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I would reread chap 27 carefully. Stephen Stellhorn rated it really liked it Sep 03, Am I a “qualified trade or business” Me, being tech person, simply googled and got a pdf copy freely!