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New book offers solid advice on preserving nest egg

Making your money last through retirement is harder than it used to be. We are living much longer, the rate of return for conservative investments is very low, and there is a great deal of volatility in the stock markets and bond markets.

An excellent guide to help you reach your objectives is Jane Bryant Quinn's new book, "How to Make Your Money Last" (Simon and Schuster). Like her other books, this one is up to date, well researched, comprehensive and understandable. She assembles the wisdom of many reliable sources: Ed Slott (retirement plans), Michael Kitces (investment withdrawals), Moshe Milevsky (annuities), James Hunt (insurance), William Bernstein (investments)...