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Old 01-18-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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"Engineering Your Retirement" worth $28?

Looks like a good book, but is it worth $28? I've read the review on this site.

Pricey, and the library doesn't have a copy.

Amazon.com: Engineering Your Retirement: Retirement Planning for Technology Professionals: Books: Mike Golio
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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Written by a guy banned from this forum. Curious as to how you ran across it.
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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Why was he banned?

I saw a review of it on either this, or the retireearlyhomepage.
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Request it through interlibrary loan at your local library.
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:00 PM   #5
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Tried that - just not available.

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Thanks.

Lets just say he apparently had difficulty following the rules and didn't respond well when the owner of the forum asked him to change his behavior.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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Written by a guy banned from this forum. Curious as to how you ran across it.
Can you share when this occured? I thought I just saw a post from him the other day.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:02 PM   #9
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I think he still posts on the retireearlyhomepage. SGeee, right...

Mike Golio Speaking Engagements

but hey, another guy looking for 5-20k for speaking engagements....
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:32 PM   #10
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Danm, My library allows me to request that they buy a book. Its not a commitment to buy, but its worked for me a few times. Maybe yours does too.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:43 PM   #11
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Looks like a good book, but is it worth $28? I've read the review on this site.
I think Deserat has read it, but she's not on this board every day. You could wait until she sees this thread, or you might want to PM her.
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The whole shameful event is recorded for posterity here:

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I think he still posts on the retireearlyhomepage. SGeee, right...

Mike Golio Speaking Engagements

but hey, another guy looking for 5-20k for speaking engagements....
Don't know the guy or much of the background about his being banned from this forum, but sitting through a 60 to 90 minute PowerPoint presentation?? Rather have burning toothpicks under my toenails!
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I'd say that the last 5 minutes of the "shameful event" was recorded there...the "whole" of it involved a multi-year effort to be a pain in the ass.
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Hmm - it's in my library - I would wait until it is a bit cheaper or buy it used. He takes an engineering technique to planning your retirement. It's sponsored by IEEE, so it's a bit dry, but his ideas are good and sound for planning your retirement.
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I wonder where he got them from... ?
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Why was he banned?

I saw a review of it on either this, or the retireearlyhomepage.

I sort of thought the real root cause for his abrasive nature and subsequent banning might have had something to do with the 20-30 glasses of wine he proudly consumed per week (with much scientific justification), but then again I what the heck do I know.

How much do you drink?
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:08 AM   #18
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Fact-based poster. Good book. Wiley is a major publisher. Beware of those that collaborated on banning him.
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Look on ebay. Maybe you can get it cheaper.
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Beware of those that collaborated on banning him.
Dude, you just can't let it go, can you?

Mouth off to an admin, go to Greaney's board.
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