Foreword from Rescue Your MoneyI am a retired Marine and teach a Financial Institutions and Markets course for college students. Over the years, I have told my students to listen to Ric Edelman on the radio and read his books to learn more about investments. One year a student actually contacted Ric and had a series of phone conversations with him about her research topic, reverse mortgages. Ric patiently helped her, and I was not surprised.
Every now and then I encounter someone, maybe a workman or plumber, who wants to know more about financial planning. I always tell them the same thing I tell my students: read Ric’s classic, The Truth About Money. On several occasions I’ve given that book to a young person (or a not-so-young person who confesses he or she needs help in this area), and soon thereafter, I usually get a phone call telling me that this book was the easiest book they ever read and that they were already putting into practice what they learned.
I have attended several of Ric’s seminars over the years and have always enjoyed them. Ric loves making difficult concepts easy to understand for the average person. He has a ready wit and connects with the audience. He pokes fun at himself, enjoys a laugh, and makes you laugh, too.
I have heard him confess once or twice on his radio program that he may not know the answer to a caller’s question, and he asked for a tax attorney, CPA, or other professional to call him at the studio. He’s not afraid to admit it when he doesn’t have the answer, and that’s why we know we can believe him when he offers advice.
Ric is a national treasure. He is one of the best examples of a person who is living his personal dream by helping others achieve theirs.
Francis X. Bergmeister
Instead of asking the publisher to find a celebrity for the foreword, Ric invited listeners of his nationally syndicated radio show to submit entries. A long-time listener, Frank holds the Certified Financial Planner designation and has served as the Education Director for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
Other Finalists and excerpts from their submissionsDavid Cotier
"The voice of reason in the confusing world of money management takes the ball of spaghetti and pulls it into its individual strands, making everything clear to the layman and everyman."
"The understanding of stocks, bonds and mutual funds has never come easy to me. How can I trust the advice of consultants if I don't really understand the point they are making? Enter Ric Edelman. Either through luck or divine intervention I happened upon his radio broadcast shortly after receiving a small inheritance. I couldn't believe it. I understood what he was saying. I understood it and it made sense! It made so much sense that I went out that very day and bought his book The Lies about Money.
Thank you Mr. Edelman for speaking and writing in terms I understand."
"Ric Edelman provides a common-sense, do-your-research approach to money management strategies, debunks some of the myths surrounding financial experts, and teaches you to take an active part in financial decisions. His books, Web site, and radio show present information in everyday language."
Jimmie R Strube
"Who else would I turn to for critical [financial] advice? Like every other financial decision, everyone will have advice, but who could I really trust? The answer is simple. Even though we’ve never met, I know Ric. I know how he thinks, I understand he has my best interests at heart, and I can count on him to steer me in the right direction.
After all, his advice about mortgages has saved me literally thousands of dollars. His guidance on the market has guided me away from the Loaded Mutual Funds I previously invested in, and his directions about both stocks and retirement have been right on the money.
If you’re looking for the newest trendy advice, or you want to be an investor who will focus on the short term, you’re in the wrong place. But if you want solid, reliable consistent direction that will save you money, and help you protect your investments as you plan for the future, Read Ric’s books, and listen to his radio and TV show, and welcome to the Edelman family."
Michael G. Mosso
"In Ric’s previous book you also learned how to diversify, re-balance, and you were taught about deviations, and other valuable lessons on investing, i.e., never underestimate the amount of money you’ll need in retirement.
Additionally, Ric’s last book gave investors numerous reasons to avoid investments like Annuities, Life Insurance Policies, etc. Ric’s last book gave me the confidence to speak up, and encourage my employer to offer ETFs as an investment choice option within my company’s 401K/457 Plans."
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