The Truth about Retirement Plans and IRAs by Ric Edelman (a book review)

April 15 is the last day to contribute to your retirement account for 2015, so I thought I’d talk about this book, which is a reference published in 2014.  Although the book covers various retirement plans, the information is applicable to those who want to save money in general because it discusses various investment products. This is a must read for those earning any amount of money. You don’t have to earn over $5,000/year to get started with a basic IRA.
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Cash Landing by James Grippando (a book review)

According to the author, James Grippando, his story is inspired by actual events that happened in Miami—a heist carried out by amateurs. The heist starts out boldly and goes well. The aftermath is when things start to unravel. The amateur crew comprises Ruban Betancourt, a man disillusioned with the law; his brother-in-law, Jeffrey, an overweight, drug addict leaching off his mother; and his uncle, Pinky, an ex-convict who was nicknamed as such because of how far down his manhood reaches to his pinky. They hire two other people, both former convicts. One of them is the driver whose role is to ditch their getaway vehicles. The other one is the insider who smooths the entry for the big steal. Continue reading