by Marc Freedman | On-sale: NOW Paperback | 437 pages | ISBN: 978-1-938077-38-8 A retirement plan should never leave you so confused that you’re relegated to a state of paralysis. After all, who wants to feel like an “idiot” or a “dummy?” Today, millions of people lack the basic confidence to make rational, informed personal financial decisions. Their emotions create a haze of indecision contributed by social circles, twitter feeds, and media talking heads. ‘Retiring for the GENIUS’ will deliver a refreshing and honest perspective. In Retiring for the GENIUS, Marc Freedman offers readers, most notably the “mass affluent baby boomer”, timeless strategies, information, and thinking cues, making this book an everlasting reference manual for their approaching retirement
“I think yours may be the most significant book for financial planning/retirement that has been written in the last 20+ years.” – Bill E. Carter CFP®, CLU®, ChFC President Carter Financial Management
“Marc recognizes that each one of us has the ability to be a genius—if we take the time to accept responsibility for our financial life. Retiring for the GENIUS is a great tool to start you on that journey. This is the first book, to my knowledge, specifically written for mass affluent baby boomers. Like enjoying a good meal, savor the great advice and let it digest in your own mind to extract the rich most important to you.” – V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP®, 2014 Chair Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.
“I have the good fortune of being a client of Marc Freedman and have found his guidance and insight indispensable. You will find that same conviction and knowledge that I have come to rely on is masterfully presented in his new book. You will be making a sure investment if you treat yourself to reading Retiring with Confidence.” – Marcy L, Andover, MA
“Although I have been retired for 20 years I found many sections of Marc Freedman’s book most helpful. I am sending a copy to my soon retirement age children. Marc’s personal writing style and his wit makes this book an easy, informative read. I will use it as a handy reference. Definitely 5 stars.” – DC Thomas
Its in his DNA! As an Up with People Alumni D’86, he was part of the cast that performed at SuperBowl XX’s halftime show. Since traveling, Marc has remained an outspoken advocate for Up with People. Voted ‘Cast Motivator’, ‘Most Energetic’ and ‘Best Metro Manager’ during his year on the road by cast members, he continues to WOW his audiences to this day. Marc will bring a unique ‘real world’ and fun perspective to an engaged group leaving them wanting more.
Marc Freedman designed the Dollars & Sense financial radio show to inform, educate and give financial advice to the listeners of 104.9. Listen to our broadcast feed below. Marc shares the answers to the tough questions giving listeners a chance to learn about what really goes on in a financial planner’s office – so that they can make more informed decisions for themselves and their families. “Dollars & Sense” airs each Sunday morning 8:00-9:00 on North Shore 104.9. If you don’t have a radio, listen to us live online. Here’s a few ways to listen to the show: RSS Feed | iTunes | Mobile | Freedman Financial’s PodBean page
Above studio image taken by Webb Chappell
Marc is quoted in national media outlets, including L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Money Magazine,Business Week, USA Today, The Journal for Financial Planning,Financial Planning Magazine, Investment Advisor Magazine,Registered Representative, Boston Globe and the Boston Herald.
A graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School and Babson College, Marc is married to Laura and has five children. He’s an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox AND the Wonderful World of Disney. It is his life-long dream to dress as a Disney Character in the Magic Kingdom for just one day – after that, he’d happily retire as a tour guide or guest relations cast member.