Free Kindle eBook: Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery

Right now you can download a free copy (expired as of 9/18) of Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery by Gail MarksJarvis. It’s at the Amazon Kindle store, but you can download a Kindle app to read them on your PC/Mac, smartphone, or tablet.

I’m not really sure why this book is free now, it came out in early 2007. I actually remember getting a free PR copy for review. From what I recall after skimming it, the advice was good but pretty much the standard advice you’d get elsewhere. Start saving early, save on taxes by putting it in an IRA/401k, invest in stocks for the long run, and so on… except it was pre-2008 so stock return expectations were probably much rosier. I’ve read so many books like that I’m tired of them, but if you’re looking for a book covering the basics, why not start with this one for free. (If unsure, “buy” it now anyway, since the price might go back up at anytime.)


  1. It’s showing $14.26 on Kindle?

  2. Maybe because I’m in London today? Hope it lasts till I get back

  3. Jonathan, I am back in the states now and its still now showing free. Maybe its specific to your account? Does it still show free if you log out? This is what I am getting now:

    Digital List Price: $15.99 What’s this?
    Print List Price: $18.99
    Kindle Price: $8.79 includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
    You Save: $10.20 (54%)

  4. It’s no longer free, but still on the Top 100 free list. I think you missed it by literally an hour or two :(

  5. Ugh – sucks. Its interesting though how the prices are different on Amazon here vs. in Europe.

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