Monday, January 9, 2012

New Free Books Worth Reading

     A couple of great new books worth reading this week. The first is an obvious one for this site as it is called 20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now and it has gotten great reviews, including some who believe if you have started working then you are old enough read this book. Another great modern thriller has also been made free, Lion of Babylon from Davis Bunn. It is is placed in the middle east and well worth your time.

      Also free right now is a great pre-order from Tor,  Some of the Best from 2011 Edition: A Tor.Com Original which has some great Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories from newer authors that are well worth reading, as all are well written and some will be the next stars of the genres.

     Reviews below, good reading,


Lion of Babylon - Marc Royce works for the State Department on special assignments, most of them rather routine, until two CIA operatives go missing in Iraq--kidnapped by Taliban forces bent on generating chaos in the region. Two others also drop out of sight--a high-placed Iraqi civilian and an American woman providing humanitarian aid. Are the disappearances linked? Rumors circulate in a whirl of misinformation.

Marc must unravel the truth in a covert operation requiring utmost secrecy--from both the Americans and the insurgents. But even more secret than the undercover operation is the underground dialogue taking place between sworn enemies. Will the ultimate Reconciler between ancient enemies, current foes, and fanatical religious factions be heard?

20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now. You're in control of Your Retirement Future, Inside are twenty major financial decisions which could profoundly impact your lifestyle over the next forty years. For many retirees, these decisions come as a surprise and must be made hastily without proper consultation. But by reading the expert, commission-free advice in this book, you'll learn how to manage your assets and prepare for the best possible retirement.
  • Do I have enough money to retire now?
  • How will I cover my medical expenses during retirement?
  • When should I begin taking Social Security?
  • How much should I invest in stocks, bonds, and cash?
  • What criteria should I use to identify the best investments?
  • Should I cancel my life insurance policy?
  • Should I pay off my mortgage at retirement?
Ray E. LeVitre is a Certified Financial Planner with nearly twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, working for Fidelity, CitiCorp, Mutual of New York, and Merrill Lynch before starting his own firm. He has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Money magazine, Newsweek, and Kiplinger's. A fee-only advisor, Ray does not receive commission from any product or service he recommends.

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