Looks much better now
I mentioned The RetireJapan Guide to iDeCo in a blog post a couple of weeks ago.
Since then a few people bought a copy (thank you!), and some of them very kindly sent me feedback.
After making some corrections and adding a section, I paid someone to format the Guide properly :)
I think it looks quite good now, and I'm really proud of it. As far as I know it's the only reference material to iDeCo in English, and hopefully will help people understand what iDeCo is, whether they want to open an account, and how to do so.
The concept for the RetireJapan Guides is that they will be updated over time, and anyone who buys one will have access to subsequent editions for ever.
I don't think anyone needs to buy one: they could just read through the RetireJapan site and past blog posts, and ask questions in the forum to get the same information.
What the Guide does is provide the information in a concise and organized manner. It should save people a lot of time.
The launch price for the iDeCo Guide is 1,000 yen and will go up once I publish the second Guide (to NISA). I'm not sure when that will be but am aiming for a November launch.
So if you haven't opened an iDeCo account yet and would like to learn more before doing so, you might find the Guide useful.
More importantly, if you have a friend who is interested in opening an account please tell them about the RetireJapan site and/or the Guide. Thanks!