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Solid solutions and step-by-step instructions for planning the next stage of your lifeLife after 50 isn’t what it used to be. The rules have changed. No more guaranteed pensions, retiree health plans, or extensive leisure and travel. It’s time to forge new paths and create innovative models. That’s where the AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life comes in. Bart Astor, author of more than a dozen books, offers a comprehensive guide for making lifestyle decisions, growing your nest egg, and realizing your goals.
If you are 20 or 30 years of age and just starting out in a career, this book can serve you as an excellent road map for your future retirement. If you are 40 to 50 years of age, this book can become the life-saver that can make your shortly-to-come retirement more full. If you are over 50 years of age, you need to rush out and get this book to keep from suffocating during your impending retirement. In other words, this book is an excellent volume for anyone who is in the American work force. The author begins the book with the basic premise that everyone who works for a living will one day retire, if that individual lives long enough.
What will your 100-year life look like?Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time?Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse – life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers.
Create the retirement you desire with proven financial strategiesThe New Rules of Retirement throws away the rules of thumb, clichés, and obsolete ideas. It provides a proven, updated approach to retiring successfully in today’s world. In this new second edition based on independent, objective research, retirement expert Robert C. Carlson uses proven, profitable techniques to coordinate all the factors that lead to financial security and independence. You’ll learn how much you really need to save for retirement, how to invest that nest egg before and during retirement, and how to establish a wise and sustainable spending strategy.
You’ve worked hard, lived carefully, and saved diligently. You’ve reached major milestones and accumulated more assets than you dreamed possible, and yet you hesitate. “Can I retire?” This book will help answer that question by showing you….The tools you need to live a secure and independent retirement, without worrying about moneyWhat you must know before leaving a career behindHow much it will cost you to live in retirement, and how to manage your cash flowThe current choices for retirement health care, including lesser-known but effective optionsThe threat from inflation: two secrets that politicians and bankers will never admitA realistic assessment of the impact that income taxes will have on your retirementSocial Security’s role in your retirement: when you should claim and how much it’s worth to youHow to construct and manage an investment portfolio for income and growth in retirementAbout immediate annuities and why you need multiple sources of retirement incomeThe key variables and unknowns in your retirement withdrawal equationReviews of the best retirement calculators, and tips for how to use them accuratelyBeyond the simplistic 4% Rule to the latest research on safe withdrawal ratesRealistic bracketing of your retirement savings needs, without over caution or overconfidenceThe history of economic cycles and the related asset classes for optimal retirement securityA survey of strategies plus original research for how to orchestrate your retirement distributionsA practical retirement fuel gauge alerting you to problems while you still have time to actBackup plans: the lifeboat strategies for ensuring you’ll never be without essential incomeThe 6 crucial questions to answer before you can retireThe one, simple, powerful, non-financial reason that you can and should retire earlier than later
Completely revised and updated, Retirement Places Rated is an indispensable reference for the estimated 40 million Americans who will be 65 or older by 2010. Dividing the United States into 18 regions and 200 cities, towns, and counties, retirement quality-of-life expert David Savageau draws a detailed statistical portrait of each locale, ranking each for cost of living, climate, crime, services, employment opportunities, and leisure and recreational amenities.
The Only Three Questions That Count" is the first book to show you how to think about investing for yourself and develop innovative ways to understand and profit from the markets. The only way to consistently beat the markets is by knowing something others don’t know. This book will show you how to do just that by using three simple questions. You’ll see why CNBC’s Mad Money host and money manager James J. Cramer says, "I believe that reading his book may be the single best thing you could do this year to make yourself a better investor.I
A practical, fully illustrated guide to planning and enjoying retirement, grounded in psychological research.Retirement can bring immense fulfillment but also can be a source of stress, especially today. Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention uses psychological research and a unique visual style of infographics and illustrations to provide readers with a retirement roadmap just right for them.Fully illustrated, with constructive advice for all retirees — whatever the age and circumstances — and inspirational guidance from a wealth of sources, Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention answers all the questions readers are likely to ask at any stage of retirement.
Uncover the truth about planning for retirement!From financial advisors and pundits on television to colleagues and family members, everyone has something to say about retirement. But how much of it is true? Whether you’re looking to move into a senior living community or travel the world, Choose Your Retirement shows you how to realistically prepare for the future you desire. Inside, you will find expert advice for choosing the best retirement path for you and your family as well as information on common myths like: You will only need 80 percent of your current income in retirement Medicare will cover all your health-care needs Switching investments over to bonds is the safest retirement option Social Security will run out in 2033, leaving millions without their promised benefitsFilled with hundreds of facts about retiring, Choose Your Retirement helps you set attainable financial goals and plan for the retirement–and life–you’ve always wanted.
Retirement planning is difficult enough without having to contend with misinformation. Unfortunately, much of the advice that is dispensed is either unsubstantiated or betrays a strong vested interest. In "The Essential Retirement Guide, "Frederick Vettese analyses the most fundamental questions of retirement planning and offers some startling insights. The book finds, for example that: Saving 10 percent a year is not a bad rule of thumb if you could follow it, but there will be times when you cannot do so and it might not even be advisable to try.
Transforming Retirement One Building Block at a TimeRetirement is more than the absence of work–it’s a different way of life requiring new vision, new purpose, and new life perspectives. You see, retirement is too important to leave to luck or circumstance; we have to plan and make them happen–our way.Retirement: Different By Design, your bridge to the "other side of work," presents two dynamic and innovative templates for moving seamlessly into retirement and beyond–"Retirement’s Ages and Stages" and "Retirement’s Six Fundamental Building Blocks.&
Harness the power of your money with a 21st century mindsetThe speed at which the world is evolving is compounding exponentially each day, leaving individual investors wondering how to appropriately plan for their financial future. The financial norms that helped prior generations retire with grace are quickly evaporating or have already been replaced with new difficult realities.Money Mindset is an expert-led guide to growing your wealth, protecting your wealth, and transferring your wealth to future generations.
The United States faces a serious retirement challenge. Many of today’s workers will lack the resources to retire at traditional ages and maintain their standard of living in retirement. Solving the problem is a major challenge in today’s environment in which risk and responsibility have shifted from government and employers to individuals. For this reason, Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell, and Andrew D. Eschtruth have written this concise guide for anyone concerned about their own – and the nation’s – retirement security.F
New York Times bestsellerDo you know what your retirement account will be worth on the day you plan to tap into it? Do you know what the tax rates will be for the rest of your life? Do you know how long you’re going to live? Most people have no clue…and that’s the problem with conventional financial planning: It’s based on things you can’t predict or control. Wall Street lost more than 49% of the typical investor’s money – twice – since the year 2000. And studies show that because they followed the conventional wisdom, almost half of all Boomers won’t have enough money to cover even basic living expenses during their retirement years.
A highly readable personal finance book that translates financial jargon and enables readers to ask the tough questions to protect their money and their financial well-beingIn today’s unsettled financial markets, where most pension plans died out with the twentieth century and where no one’s certain of the future of Social Security, hardworking people turn to financial advisors to guide them to a worry-free financial lifestyle. But do you really know how to find a legitimate financial advisor? Do you understand the jargon advisors use to explain your investments? And most important, do you know the answers to the most critical questions that will affect your financial future: how much are advisors’ fees, and just how safe are the investment choices they make on your behalf? Now more than ever, you need to educate yourself to prepare for your future, whether it’s buying a house, paying for college, or saving for retirement.
Are you sick of working day after day for someone else, dreaming of what you’ll do one day when you retire? Why wait until you’re old to enjoy retirement? How would you like to retire in 12 months?Stop dreaming about a better life in the future – create one for yourself today!If you’re serious about getting the most out of life and want to discover how you can use your passions to pay your bills, then How to Retire in 12 Months is the book for you.Author Serena Star-Leonard was handcuffed to a desk for years, working long hours in unfulfilling jobs.
Take the mystery out of Social Security and maximize your benefits when you retireSocial Security For Dummies is the definitive resource to navigating the often-complex world of Social Security retirement benefits and the U.S. Social Security Administration. If you’re nearing retirement age, or assisting someone who is, this guide will show you how to avoid common pitfalls, determine when you should claim your benefits, and figure out how much you can expect to receive each month.This newest edition provides updates to relevant dates and resources as well as an in-depth look at policy changes that will affect those about to retire.
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