Monday, February 2, 2009

Certain Victory or JK Lassers Your Winning Retirement Plan

Certain Victory: The U. S. Army in the Gulf War

Author: Robert Scales

Written in a colorful, readable style, Certain Victory chronicles the Army's remarkable regeneration in the two decades after Vietnam-the foundation of the Desert Storm victory. Each chapter starts with a compelling personal combat story that puts the conflict into human perspective. A "quick read" without military jargon, Certain Victory brings the civilian reader into battle alongside individual soldiers. With a foreword by former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan.


The official US Army account of Army performance in the Gulf War, originally published by the Office of the Chief of Staff, US Army, 1993. A highly readable and abundantly illustrated chronicle by Brig. Gen. Scales, who headed the Army's Desert Storm Study Project. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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J.K. Lasser's Your Winning Retirement Plan

Author: Henry K Hebeler


Use the simple, step-by-step guidance in J.K. Lasser’s Your Winning Retirement Plan to double your money for your golden years. Whether you’re forecasting how much you need to be saving for retirement or are deciding how much you should be spending once you’re there, acclaimed planning expert Henry K. Hebeler can get you the results you need. You’ll analyze your investments and start getting the highest possible returns––with the least amount of risk; take a real-world look at your total financial picture, without inappropriate planning assumptions; and make use of a new concept called the Retirement Autopilot, which can help you budget more wisely today and ensure that your investments will last a lifetime.

Key coverage will help you:

  • Beat reverse dollar-cost averaging so your money will continue to grow
  • Make use of modern feedback theory to secure your finances today––as well as tomorrow
  • Find solutions to different retirement scenarios, including early retirement and when only one spouse is retired


Retirement consultant Hebeler presents a do-it-yourself guide on planning for retirement. Concepts discussed include financial planning, life expectancy, inflation, types of investments, return on investments, preretirement planning, early retirement, estate planning, and spending in retirement. The text is accompanied by forms and worksheets. The volume does not include bibliographical references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents:
Author's Note
The Realities of Financial Planning
Some Fundamental Planning Facts
Return on Investments
Preretirement Planning
Spending in Retirement
Appendix A: Hard-to-Value Investments
Appendix B: Technical Notes
Appendix C: Forms for Your Own Calculations
Appendix D: Glossary

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