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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Eisenberg Narrator: Lee Eisenberg Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's the last question you think about before going to sleep, and the first on your mind in the morning. It's a taboo that you can't easily discuss with friends and can barely face with family. It's The Number: the amount of money you need to secure the rest of your life. Do you know what your Number is? Do you know how to think about it? Do you know what you really want to do with it?

A provocative field guide to our psyches and our finances, Lee Eisenberg's The Number will help you have the money conversations you have been avoiding. It will make you think about the kind of life you want and the kind of help you need to achieve it. You will also discover:

• Why you wander through your financial "lost years" until it is almost too late

• Why downshifting into retirement is so challenging

• How the second half of life is being reinvented as we live longer

An important program for anyone over thirty, The Number is the audiobook to listen to before you consult an investment adviser or a retirement guide -- and above all, before the rest of your life slips by, unexamined. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Lee Eisenberg has somehow found the sweet spot when it comes to ‘financial planning’ and, indeed, life. I started to read this book to write an endorsement and ended up using it as a personal guide to my future. Yikes!”

    Tom Peters, New York Times bestselling author of Thriving on Chaos

  • “An important book, one that illuminates the appalling mistakes that many baby boomers are making as they approach later life.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A great book that should be required reading for the 76 million baby boomers in the country. Make that anyone over the age of 30.”

    Detroit News

  • “Provides an illuminating and charmingly written consideration of an aging generation’s retirement worries and of the investment business designed to profit from them. Heartfelt discussions of goals, health and health care, ‘downshifting’ to enjoy life while spending less money, and the meaning of postretirement life pepper its pages…His perceptive analyses of real and fictional people’s financial hopes and strategies will inspire readers to reconsider their Numbers and their methods for investing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Thinking about retirement is as pleasant as a colonoscopy. Not in Lee Eisenberg’s hands, however. He has written a funny and wise book about how to think about your future but also, and more important, how to think about life.”

    Ken Auletta, author of Media Man: Ted Turner’s Improbable Empire

  • “There are precious few works that deal with the central issues of existence—life, death, and money—with this much elegance and wit. This amusing, essential book succeeds in tapping into the dreams and schemes of an entire generation who learned how to hang out and do very little in the 60s—and would now like to hang out and do very little in its 60s. Back then we were listening to Hendrix. Today we’re tuned into Eisenberg.”

    Stanley Bing, author of Sun Tzu Was a Sissy

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melanie | 2/19/2014

    " When I think of a book on retirement and finance, I think - SNOOZE! This one is actually interesting and humorous at times. A great read to get me thinking about value of money and daving for the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Praveen | 2/16/2014

    " One of the best financial book I have ever read. It has good words of wisdom and appropriate book for current economy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nick | 2/13/2014

    " I'm puzzled as to how to rate this book. The argument in it -- that we all need to save up for our retirements, and also think clearly about what we want to be doing in our retirements, because that affects how much we need -- is inarguable. But the author spends the first 9/10ths of the book telling us annoying stories about people who (mostly) fail to follow the advice. Way too much time on the problem. All you really need (if you buy the argument) is p. 251, a simple formula for calculating your number. If you don't buy the argument, then it's dog food on social security for you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Matthew Lamb | 2/7/2014

    " Decent book about the strategy of planning for retirement and a look at the career of life planning and financial advising. Well researched author but had a fair amount of unnecessary information. "

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