In 2006, the partners of Planning Strategies, Steven M. Mitchell and Scott G. Smith, published Taming the Retirement Octopus. The book drew notable media attention and is currently published by the Premier Institute for Financial Freedom. It is a practical guide for anyone entering into the retirement process, and walks through the eight “arms” of fundamental retirement planning. You can find the book on or you can contact us directly if you would like to obtain a copy.