Over the years many individuals and organizations have contributed to the base of knowledge upon which I drew for this book. They have generously offered their time and resources to respond to my questions and read sections of the manuscript. I am indebted to them, while I take final responsibility for all the advice herein.
In the area of investments, special thanks go to Robert Benjamin and Heather McDonold at T. Rowe Price, John Woerth at Vanguard, and Steve Austin at Fidelity. For each of my books, Alexa Auerbach at Morningstar.com has generously provided the Ibbotson historical graphics, and special thanks to Jim Bianco at Arbor Research and Jim Stack of Investech.com for use of their research and unique graphics. Peter Gottlieb and his team have always patiently provided needed stock market advice and information.
The long-term care insurance chapter benefited from the major contributions of Jesse Slome, Claude Thau, Murray Gordon, Brian Gordon, Elaine Polisky, Bruce Moon, and Phyllis Shelton. I highly recommend talking to any of them for your LTC needs and have provided their contact information at the end of Chapter 14. Many thanks to Byron Udell of AccuQuote.com not only for providing commentary and numbers for the life insurance chapter, but for his efforts in restructuring my own personal coverage! For the property and casualty insurance section, Joan Walker and her team at Allstate gave me helpful access to Allstate’s policy specialists.
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