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To excel at something, immerse yourself
Ed Slott
C.P.A., IRA expert and author of "The Retirement Savings Timebomb...and How to Diffuse It"

My father Bob, who was also a C.P.A., used to say, "If you really want to be good at something, you have to bathe yourself in it." He taught me that the best investment you can ever make is in your professional education, and that has been the foundation of my career.

I thought about that recently when I was giving a presentation about IR As and someone remarked, "Hey, Ed, you marinate in this stuff."

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Last updated July 22 2008: 11:27 AM ET
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