Hey! What’s My Number? How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort (Book Review)

Let’s say, for example, you’re concerned about not having enough money saved for retirement. You’re certainly not alone based on the myriad number of polls, surveys, and studies that have been in the news. So where do you start?

You might start at Amazon and search under “Retirement Savings”. At this frozen moment in time when I’m writing this blog post, there were 12,618; or if you were a Prime member, you could whittle that number down to 10,576.

(If you’re an Amazon customer, consider signing up for Amazon Smile, though which Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your choice of one of nearly one million charitable organizations).

Allow me to save you time and point you in the right direction. It’s Chris Carosa’s new book, What’s My Number: How to Improve the Odds You Will Retirement in Comfort.

If you’re someone who is in the retirement industry, it’s likely you know who Chris Carosa is. You may be a subscriber to his Fiduciary Newsor have read one of his many books, one of which I covered on this blog, 401(k) Fiduciary Solutions.

But that one was for us pension people as evidenced by the subtitle:

Expert Guidance for 401(k) Plan Sponsors on How to Effectively and Safely Manage Plan Compliance and Investments by Sharing the Fiduciary Burden with Experienced Professionals

But as you can see from the subtitle of his new book, How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort, this one is written for those of you that are concerned about not having enough money to retire and would like expert guidance on the journey to get there. In plain language, Chris provides a 4-step process for that journey with a Retirement Readiness Calculator to check in along the way.

You can make up your own mind by checking out Chris’s book here.

In the meantime, I’m going to take the next step as a grownup beyond Robert Fughum’s best seller, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

That’s Chris’, A Pizza The Action: Everything I Ever Learned About Business I Learned by Working in a Pizza Stand at the Erie County Fair.