Publisher: Penguin Books

The Retirement Savings Time Bomb Ticks Louder

Ed Slott
June 11, 2024

How to Avoid Unnecessary Tax Landmines, Defuse the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings, and Ignite Your Financial Freedom

The complete updated action plan from Ed Slott, “the best source of IRA advice” (Wall Street Journal), to help you make sure your 401(k)s, IRAs, and retirement savings aren’t depleted by taxes by the time you need to use them.

If you’re like most Americans, your most valuable asset is your retirement fund. We diligently save money for years, yet most of us don’t know how to avoid the costly mistakes that cause a good chunk of those savings to be lost to needless and excessive taxation. Now, in the midst of a financial crisis, there is more need than ever to protect your assets. The Retirement Savings Time Bomb Ticks Louder, by renowned tax advisor Ed Slott, shows you in clear-cut layman’s terms how to take control over your retirement savings plan. This easy-to-follow plan helps you place your assets to avoid the latest traps set out by Congress in addition to any that might be set down the road, so you can keep your hard-earned money no matter what. And it’s fully up-to-date with information on the 2022 SECURE 2.0 Act, with everything you need to know about how new tax laws will affect your savings in the future. This book is required reading for every American with savings and investments who is planning to retire, be it five years from now or fifty.

Testimonial by Ed Slott

Jessica DuLong did a stellar job of editing my manuscript for publication. This was no easy task since she had to quickly learn a new language—U.S. Tax Code—which some say is tougher than Sanskrit. Jessica was a master at deciphering hundreds of pages of complex material, making my explanations, advice, and warnings clear, readable, and usable. This made the book much less intimidating for readers. That’s an amazing skill.

When the publisher wanted swaths of pages reduced to a single paragraph or two, Jessica condensed the sections beautifully, greatly improving the final product. I also appreciated many aspects of Jessica’s work ethic, including her timely scheduling and delivery, plus her follow-up and review even after the job was “done” (which it never really is). Jessica delivered instantly when last-minute items cropped up, eliminating any deadline stress. In fact, we surprised the publisher by delivering well ahead of schedule. The bottom line is that Jessica is an experienced editor. If she can edit my labyrinthine topic then she can certainly tackle any project and easily exceed expectations!