Ben Stein Talks Retirement

New York Times columnist, financial author, and movie star Ben Stein has released a three-part educational video series in which Stein gives an easy-to-understand overview on how Americans can financially prepare for retirement – from tips on selecting a financial advisor to investing strategies to the importance of “retirement income” and how to get it.

The series is full of good, basic information on the fundamentals of retirement planning — a great resource for those wondering how to plan for retirement as well as those who need a brief refresher course on the subject.

Ben Stein Talks Retirement — Part 1 [YouTube]
Ben Stein Talks Retirement – Part 2 [YouTube]
Ben Stein Talks Retirement – Part 3 [YouTube]


UPDATE: In counterpoint, consider these following posts we’ve written about the sometimes dubious benefits of financial planners:

Financial Advisors Often Give Poor, Expensive Investing Advice
If Your Financial Planner Won’t Tell You How They Make Money Off Of You, Run Away
How To Pick A Financial Planner


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  1. jimmycracks says:

    Oh, I’m sure YouTube will pull this down soon. Doubt Ben wants this to be available for free!

  2. nffcnnr says:

    Who is going to take advice from some hack who thinks w “is going to go down in history as one of the great peacemakers and democracy-builders in the history of the world.” …Anyone?…Anyone?…

  3. Shenanigans Was Taken says:

    My plan for retirement is to win Ben Stein’s money.

  4. King of the Wild Frontier says:

    @nffcnnr: Bueller? Bueller?

  5. jimmycracks says:

    oh, my.

  6. Myron says:

    @jimmycracks: He does want it available for free. He’s shilling variable annuities.

  7. noquarter says:

    Here’s my problem with all the “financial advice” of this sort:
    If I can afford a financial advisor, do I really need advice on how to save for retirement? The people who are going to need actual, real, and helpful advice are the people who aren’t currently making enough money to afford such a thing.

  8. Haltingpoint says:

    @noquarter: There are plenty of free financial advisor services available. Fidelity for example would be more than happy to sit you down with one for free to discuss how to invest your money with them. Yes, they have a vested interest in giving your money to Fidelity, but they also have a vest LONG-term interest in seeing your money and investment-potential grow.

  9. SOhp101 says:

    Maybe it’s ironic that this post is right after the slow voicemail but one of my pet peeves on the internet is how people seem to think that putting advice in a video clip is so much better than a transcript w/ relevant pictures. Text is 100000000x faster to download than streaming video and i usually can read faster than they can talk.

  10. TonyTriple says:

    Hey! This information is pretty…*zzzzzzzz*snooorrrt*zzzzzzzzz…