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About the Book

Whether your retirement dreams are five years away or fifty—the single greatest threat standing in your way is taxes. Unlike losses in the stock market, money lost to taxes never recovers. With untaxed retirement accounts likely to become your largest asset, you face an explosive landscape of costly tax traps, penalties, and a complex maze of rules when it comes time to tap into those savings. Renowned tax advisor Ed Slott returns in The Retirement Savings Time Bomb Ticks Louder with the ultimate guide to reclaim control of your financial future and keep more of your money—no matter what Congress comes up with next. With fully up-to-date information, including SECURE Act 2.0, this book provides an easy-to-follow plan that is an entertaining and informative must-read for any American with a retirement savings account.


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What the Media is Saying:

“I think this should be required reading for anyone who has an IRA or opening an IRA!”

— Jean Chatzky, host of HerMoney, financial editor of NBC Today, Financial Ambassador for AARP


“An accountant with a sense of humor . . . Even though the subject is dry and the book is forced to deal with seemingly impenetrable I.R.S. language, Mr. Slott works hard to make it all accessible.”

— The New York Times


“Ed Slott is my go-to person for smart tax-saving advice on retirement plans. Right now, people planning for retirement especially need his help. Congress has passed a slew of new laws affecting your personal tax-favored plans, some of which make them less secure. This book shows you how to wring all the tax benefits possible from your plans, including smart ways of passing any remaining money to your heirs. Highly recommended!”

— Jane Bryant Quinn, author of How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide


“Ed Slott is the go-to expert on IRAs in an era when legislative and regulatory changes are popping up as fast and furious as a whack-a-mole game. Arm yourself with the latest insights on how to protect future retirement savings by making tax-savvy moves today.”

— Mary Beth Franklin, CFP®, Contributing Editor, InvestmentNews


“Ed Slott is my go-to resource on the nuances of tax and retirement planning. His no-nonsense style makes the dizzying changes in the rules and laws surrounding these often-confusing topics understandable and more importantly, actionable.”

— Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, CBS News Business Analyst


“If you need to understand the ins-and-outs of retirement, look no further than this book by Ed Slott. He is the go-to expert for reporters and media folks like myself. When I have a question, I call Ed!”

— Erin Arvedlund, author of Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff, and financial writer, Philadelphia Inquirer


“If you’re planning for or living in retirement, this book is required reading. Ed Slott is among the most trusted and knowledgeable retirement experts in the United States and the insights you will gain from reading this book will be invaluable. You’ll learn how to create tax-efficient retirement income, take advantage of the most recent tax laws, as well as pass on more of your hard-earned wealth to your loved ones. The world is filled with those who proclaim to be retirement experts, but Ed Slott is truly that – an expert who deserves your time and attention.”

— Robert Powell, editor of Retirement Daily and TheStreet, USA Today columnist, editor of Retirement Management Journal and host of Exceptional Advisor podcast


“Congress has turned retirement savings into a quagmire of laws, regulations and acronyms that can serve as tax traps or opportunities. When advisers and journalists need help understanding the latest complexities, they often turn to Ed Slott, who can explain them with care and flair.”

— Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance, Morningstar, Inc.


“Retirement planning is more complicated than it ought to be, but that’s where Ed Slott comes in. He has a knack for providing tax- and retirement-planning guidance that’s easy to understand, up-to-the-minute current, and–dare I say it?—fun. This book will be an indispensable part of many retirees’ toolkits.”,

— Kathleen Pender, business columnist, San Francisco Chronicle


“Ed Slott’s advice could save your retirement plan from something worse than a Bear Market—the tax collector!”

— Terry Savage, author of The Savage Truth on Money and nationally syndicated personal finance columnist.


“If you have questions about IRAs or other retirement plans, you’ll find every last answer in this easy-to-understand and hugely informative book. Ed Slott is truly Mr. IRA.”

— Lynn O’Shaughnessy, author of The Retirement Bible


“If you have assets in a retirement plan The NEW Retirement Savings Time Bomb will save you money.”

— Natalie B. Choate, author of Life & Death Planning for Retirement Benefits: The Essential Handbook for Estate Planners


“Unless you consider cat food a viable dinner option, it’s wise to take action now to bulletproof your retirement assets. Sooner or later, we pay taxes. But why allow your retirement savings to become a windfall for Uncle Sam when the money should go to you and your heirs? Slott’s book will show you how to keep your cash all in the family.”

— USA Today