Gulag 401(k): Tales of a Modern Prisoner
“The author writes with a storyteller’s eye; his tales are rich in detail, his observations are noteworthy, and his prose is often filled with wry humor. The pictures he paints of colorful personalities are endlessly appealing. An insightful, often funny account of a man who follows a fiscally rewarding path but knows that life’s meaning involves more than money.” – Kirkus Reviews In this book, the author recalls his career and explores how to afford retiring while also coping with the existential crisis that so often goes along with leaving a job that’s defined you. Drawing on his career and personal experiences preparing for retirement, he reveals how the prospect of retirement compels us to ponder what to do with our time and often requires us to find a new identity. Join the author as he rises up the ranks of banking and finance, helps people navigate financial challenges, and shares how to avoid the retirement-saving missteps and mistakes made... More > by so many others in Gulag 401k.< Less
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Feb 13, 2018A gripping series of short stories about people who intertwined Marin as he moved from arena to arena on a very successful business career - that has not ended in the gulag of retirement, which incidentally I love. Marin takes the reader through the complexities of modern financial empires that can go from envious success to breathtaking falls in a short time, and the shananigans and brave actions taken by the main characters who make or break these institutions. A very gripping set of stories that I could not put down until I read the book all the way through! Eagerly awaiting the next installment.
Feb 6, 2018I didn't know whether to laugh or cry while reading this book. I could not put it down until I had read all the chapters, i.e. stories. Very compelling with a glimpse into the world of a dog-eat-dog world. Thank goodness I don't have to live in it and really begin to wonder who can. Richard makes mistakes but so does everyone. The consequences to him seem to be extreme and any desire to do good is certainly squashed. It's very interesting that he keeps going and going, however, and not really retiring. Maybe that's they way of the world these days anyway. Always adding to your 401(k) but never actually being able to use it. Would like to see more chapters. The book is very well written and the stories easy to follow. Following the train of thought from one chapter to the next was a bit more difficult. I hope the next book give us more explanations that are hinted at in this book.
Feb 3, 2018Marin artfully tells the stories of his career describing the sweet smell of success and the pain of the inevitable setbacks. Life and career is a journey which Rich writes about beautifully. An easy and memorable read which includes lessons on retirement and the phases of life. Read it!
Jan 24, 2018This autobiographical book is an entrancing read. The vignettes (stories as the author calls them) form a coherent whole but can be read with pleasure and interest individually. The author's history is intertwined with an exciting part of the history of financial markets and a dangerous time for the world's retirement plans. The author is a good storyteller, as the Kirkus review suggests. This book ends now, but I look forward to the next chapter of Rich Marin's life.
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- Richard A. Marin (Standard Copyright License)
- January 16, 2018
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