Tom's Finance Guide


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Tom's Finance Guide

Retire Rich!

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Learn from Tom's financial mistakes. Do you have no savings for retirement? Do you have a huge debt? So did Tom. Learn how he went from $40,000 in debt to being a multi-millionaire. This is everything you need to know until you hire a real financial advisor.

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Thomas A. Limoncelli
Thomas A. Limoncelli

Tom an internationally recognized author, speaker, system administrator, and DevOps advocate. His books include Time Management for System Administrators (O'Reilly), The Practice of System and Network Administration (3rd edition) and The Practice of Cloud System Administration. In 2005 he received the Usenix/SAGE Outstanding Achievement Award.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: For the impatient…
  • Chapter 2: Introduction
  • Chapter 3: Principles
    • 1. Default Good
    • 2. Make it “fun”
    • 3. Lie to yourself
  • Chapter 4: Begin with the end in mind
    • From debt hole to your retirement goal
  • Chapter 5: Get Out of Debt
    • The wrong way
    • The right way: Snowballing
    • Snowballing is a healthy lie
    • Snowballing example
    • How to mess this up
    • Should I snowball my home mortgage?
    • Major life changes
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: My mistake: Not maxing out my 401(k) in my 20s
  • Chapter 7: Retire rich!
    • Do Target-Date funds eliminate personal advisors?
    • Where to invest: the details
    • And then?

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