Former NFL great Ted Hardy took an early retirement at age
50 after selling his sporting goods chain for a cool $3 million net after tax.
At the time, Ted's money manager
made a simple promise: If you
stick to your withdrawal plan and get reasonable average annual returns, you'll
never run out of money and you'll die with millions.
Nineteen years later, Ted's stepson and financial power of
attorney Jack Wheeler is called into town to sort out Ted's finances after Ted
suffers a major health crisis. Confident that Ted still has millions in his
stock market portfolio, Jack makes plans to place him in the best long-term
care facility in town. But after examining Ted's investment statements, he
makes a shocking discovery: Over $5 million is missing from Ted’s portfolio.
As Jack investigates the disappearance of his stepfather's
money, he learns financial truths that challenge conventional wisdom and reveal
a gaping hole in his own retirement picture.