Smart Is The New Rich is the indispensable retirement guide to winning financially in the "New Normal." All-time low interest rates mixed with all-time high stock markets have put retired investors and those near retirement into the cross hairs of history. Experts agree: The markets can rise, but something has to give at some point. Where will you be when the music stops? In retirement, there are no "do overs." Smart Is The New Rich reveals your risks, considers the alternatives, and helps zero in on practical solutions.
Published by: IQ Wealth Press
Date published: 03/29/2013
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 098905389X
Available in Paperback
IQ Wealth Management
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Steve Jurich, Retirement Coach, Wealth Manager, and Founder of IQ Wealth Management, speaks more like a favorite professor than an insurance agent, or even a retirement adviser. Unlike the breed of annuity agents who use pressure tactics and tired lures like “free steak dinners” to gain captive audiences, Jurich’s priority is creating more informed consumers. He takes time to make sure his clients understand the range of options available to retirees so they become better educated investors on the whole. That investment of time is a significant one for Jurich (pronounced “Jur-itch”), but he believes the results his clients see in their portfolios speak for themselves. It’s been said that “knowledge is power,” and when that knowledge is applied wisely, Jurich believes it can lead to a desirable destination: lasting wealth. Besides his role as a Wealth Manager (, Jurich is a leading expert on Hybrid Index Annuities and Index Universal Life Insurance ( . He is the Editor-in-Chief of, and host of the popular radio show, Journey to Wealth, on Money Radio. His company, LYON Pension Group, specializes in defined benefits and profit sharing plans for business.
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Must read

I'm a Certified Financial Adviser and if I didn't run my own company I would join this guys'. Seriously, it's a must read in today's new financial reality in fact….I'm handing these books out to many of my clients for free, it's THAT important! Thanks Steve, I hope to meet you in person one of these days.
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Yuerg Eichmann March 17, 2016

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Must read for retirement planning

"Smart Is The New Rich" is a great overview of the many facets of retirement planning. It has changed my thinking about how much capital I have versus how much income I will have in retirement. The book provides easy to understand, side by side comparisons of risks and growth of hypothetical investments in Hybrid Fixed Indexed Annuities and the securities market. A good read and great reference for retirement planning for all age groups!

William Thomas March 17, 2016

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Straight talk about retirement strategies

The SMART thing to do is buy this book, read it, tell your friends, and keep it handy for future reference. It is an easy read, interesting, clearly written, and full of valuable information. "Smart is the New Rich" gives a practical, no-nonsense approach to the "de-accumulation phase" of investing, and is helping me sort out my retirement plan. Of particular interest is the clarification of the strengths and weaknesses of the various types of annuities. Although the charts and graphs are a bit small in the book, the Kindle version allows expansion of the text and therefore easy to read. If you are nearing retirement, and seeking a reliable and sustainable income for a lifetime, I highly recommend you read this book!!!

Carol March 17, 2016