The 5 Years Before You Retire

Author: Emily Guy Birken
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440569739
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Business & Economics

A comprehensive guide to planning your retirement before it's too late! Even though half of all Americans put money aside for retirement, it isn't until they reach their sixties that many realize that they haven't saved enough. With The Five Years Before You Retire, you'll hone in on what you need to do in the next five years to maximize your current savings and create a realistic plan for your future. This book guides you through each financial, medical, and familial decision, from taking advantage of the employer match your company offers for your 401k program to enrolling in Medicare to discussing housing options with your family. Covering every aspect of retirement planning, these straightforward strategies explain in detail how you can make the most of your last few years in the workforce and prepare for the future you've always wanted. Whether you just started devising a plan or have been saving since your first job, The Five Years Before You Retire will show you what you need to do now to ensure that you live comfortably for years to come.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Retirement Planning

Author: Jeff Wuorio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592576923
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Introduces informative guidelines on how to plan ahead for a financially secure and comfortable retirement, addressing such concerns as health care, Social Security benefits, post retirement income, lifestyle, and more. Original.

20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now

Author: Ray LeVitre
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402296765
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Business & Economics

You're in Control of Your Retirement Future Inside are twenty major financial decisions that could profoundly impact your lifestyle over the next forty years. For many retirees, these decisions come as a surprise and must be made hastily without proper consultation. But by reading the expert, commission-free advice in this fully revised and updated edition, you'll learn how to manage your assets and prepare for the best possible retirement. •Do I have enough money to retire now? •How will I cover my medical expenses during retirement? •When should I begin taking Social Security? •How much should I invest in stocks, bonds, and cash? •What criteria should I use to identify the best investments? •Should I cancel my life insurance policy? •Should I pay off my mortgage at retirement?

How to Retire Happy Fourth Edition The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire

Author: Stan Hinden
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071800709
Release Date: 2012-12-21
Genre: Business & Economics

The Washington Post and New York Times Business Bestseller “Everyone in the workforce today should read this book!” —HORACE B. DEETS, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AARP “Want excellent insights on retirement planning from a professional who’s actually experienced retirement himself? You’ll get just that from Stan Hinden’s book.” —STEVE VERNON, COLUMNIST, CBSMONEYWATCH.COM “Provides the most important information you’ll need before and during your retirement.” —MICHELLE SINGLETARY, THE WASHINGTON POST Award-winning Washington Post retirement columnist Stan Hinden’s bestselling How to Retire Happy, Fourth Edition, helps you make the right decisions to ensure a happy, healthful retirement. It delivers all the expert advice you need in an easy-to-understand step-by-step style. How to Retire Happy includes everything that has made previous editions the go-to guides for retirees and near-retirees, plus: Brand-new material on health insurance and the prescription drug plan The facts about Medicare Part A (hospital), Part B (tests, doctors, preventive care), and Part D (prescription drugs) The author’s personal experiences with the realities of long-term Alzheimer’s care Fully updated material on Social Security strategies How to handle the financial realities of the post-meltdown economy New resources you can turn to for extra advice

How to Retire with Enough Money

Author: Teresa Ghilarducci
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761187110
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Here is a single-sit read than can change the course of your retirement. Written by Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor, a retirement and savings specialist, and a trustee to two retiree health-care trusts worth over $54 billion, How to Retire with Enough Money cuts through the confusion, misinformation, and bad policy-making that keeps us spending or saving poorly. It begins with acknowledging what a person or household actually needs to have saved—the rule of thumb is eight to ten times your annual salary before retirement—and how much to expect from Social Security. And then it delivers the basic principles that will make the money grow, including a dozen good ideas to get current expenses under control. Why to “get rid of your guy”—those for-fee (or hidden-fee) financial planners that suck up valuable assets. Why it’s always better to pay off a loan or a mortgage. There are no gimmicks, no magical thinking—just an easy-to-follow program that works.

Choose Your Retirement

Author: Emily Guy Birken
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440586569
Release Date: 2015-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

As seen in Woman's Day, US News & World Report, and Money Magazine 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 benefits Filled 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.

Pensionless

Author: Emily Brandon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440590764
Release Date: 2016-03-04
Genre: Business & Economics

As seen in The Washington Post, US News & World Report, and Yahoo! Get the most out of your retirement! If you're one of the millions of Americans without a pension plan, your retirement years might seem like a huge financial question mark. Pensionless, by U.S. News Senior Editor for Retirement Emily Brandon, addresses the retirement benefits that are available to you, how to use them correctly, and how to avoid potential pitfalls. Learn how to avoid surcharges on your Medicare benefits, how to increase Social Security and employer-sponsored benefits to help pay for retirement, and how to minimize costs and boost the value of your existing retirement benefits. And you'll learn how to tweak your lifestyle now so that you can live well in retirement without the security of a pension. Inside you'll find ideas on how to get more Social Security by claiming benefits twice, ways to minimize fees and avoid penalties on retirement accounts, and how to inflate 401(k) balances. Featuring an analysis of the significant changes made to Social Security in the recent federal budget, Pensionless will help you enjoy those retirement years you've worked so hard for.

You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think

Author: Wes Moss
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071839037
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Business & Economics

From Wes Moss--named by Barron's as one of America's top financial advisors "The keys that Wes Moss identifies to having a happy retirement are simple but brilliant. Read this book." -- Clark Howard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Living Large in Lean Times “Financial planner Wes Moss offers you something different — not just a plan to retire, but a way to do it sooner and to be happy when you do." – Atlanta Journal Constitution If you think you need to win the lottery or work until you’re 75 to retire with financial stability, Money Matters host Wes Moss has very good news for you. You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think reveals the secrets for ensuring a successful retirement—sooner rather than later. After conducting an intensive study of happy retirees to learn the financial practices they hold in common, Moss discovered that it doesn't take financial genius, millions of dollars, or sophisticated investment skills to ensure a safe, solid retirement. All it takes is five best practices: Determine what you want and need your retirement money for Figure out how much you need to save Create a plan to pay off your mortgage in as little as five years Develop an income stream from multiple sources Become an income investor Getting on the fast track to a great retirement is a lot simpler than the retirement professionals would have you believe. You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think provides the proven-effective, five-step formula for creating the retirement of your dreams.

Rock Retirement

Author: Roger Whitney
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781683505747
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Rock Retirement offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy the journey to retirement to its fullest. Traditional retirement advice usually boils down to saving more, sacrificing more, and settling for less. This approach makes people dependent on systems outside their control, such as the market, economy, and investment returns. The result: people lose power over determining their life. What sets Rock Retirement apart is its holistic approach to helping people take back control and act intentionally towards the life they want. It addresses the fears, hopes, and dreams that people have about retirement, goes way beyond the numbers, and shows them how to balance living well today and tomorrow.

The New Rules of Retirement

Author: Robert C. Carlson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119183556
Release Date: 2016-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

"Retirement is an opportunity to do the things you could never find the time for while you were working. It's a chance to plan how you really want to spend the rest of your life. But to take advantage of retirement opportunities, you have to plan and prepare. Most of all, you need to know the new rules of retirement planning. In this second edition of The New Rules of Retirement, nationally recognized retirement expert Robert Carlson will show you an integrated approach to retirement planning and teach you proven, profitable, and unique strategies for achieving a financially secure retirement. He'll explain why you should be prepared to save more than past retirees have and how to use the new rules for investing, including an entirely new chapter on annuities. Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, the second edition of The New Rules of Retirement: - Explores the financial concerns of retirees and preretirees and how they are affected by certain threats - Examines how to estimate retirement spending and how much money should be accumulated for retirement - Discusses health care options and how to pay for long-term care - Reveals how to invest before and during retirement - Illustrates how to plan an estate, cut taxes, and provide for loved ones - Showcases how to manage your IRA more effectively"--

How to Make Your Money Last

Author: Jane Bryant Quinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476743783
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life with Jane Bryant Quinn’s “‘how to’ book that covers every phase of retirement finance. Bottom line, anyone on the retirement track or in retirement should own this book” (Huffington Post). Today, people worry that they’re going to run out of money in their older age. That won’t happen if you use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets—from your Social Security account (find the hidden values there), pension (monthly income or lump sum?), home equity (sell and invest the proceeds or take a reverse mortgage?), savings (should you buy a lifetime annuity?), and retirement accounts (how to invest and—critically—how much to withdraw from your savings each year?). The right moves will not only raise the amount you have to spend, they’ll stretch out your money over many more years. With this book, financial expert Jane Bryant Quinn, “America’s dean of personal finance” (Forbes), explains how to turn your retirement funds into a paycheck that will last for life. She also shows how to look at your savings and investments in a new way. If you stick with super-safe choices the money might not last. You need safe money to help pay the bills in your early retirement years. But to ensure that you’ll still have spending money ten and twenty years from now, you have to invest for growth, today. Quinn shows you how. At a time when people are living longer, yet retiring with a smaller pot of savings than they’d hoped for, this book will become the essential guide—“a hugely valuable resource for readers, wherever they are on their personal financial timeline” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Making Social Security Work for You

Author: Emily Guy Birken
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440593383
Release Date: 2016-06-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Featured in The Washington Post An up-to-date guide to getting the most out of Social Security under the new regulations that took effect on April 29, 2016. Despite reports of Social Security's impending bankruptcy, Social Security remains an important part of most Americans' retirement plans. But will it be enough? Making Social Security Work for You teaches you what you need to know about Social Security retirement benefits and the options you can choose to help meet your retirement goals. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, this compact guide provides advice on the advantages and disadvantages of delaying benefits as well as the best ways to maximize your benefits depending on your financial or marital situation. Featuring a glossary of terms to help you better understand Social Security jargon; a full explanation on how the system works under the new regulations that took effect on April 29, 2016; and practical, actionable advice on how and when to save additional retirement funds, this book shows you how to make your retirement the best it can possibly be. "Guy Birken brings her breezy style to explaining a system that can be mind-numbing." --The Washington Post

End Financial Stress Now

Author: Emily Guy Birken
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440599149
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Business & Economics

End financial stress for good and learn how to manage your money—without a change to income! Studies have shown time and time again that money is a leading cause of stress—but a life free from financial worry isn’t exclusive to the rich and powerful. End Financial Stress Now gives you practical, actionable instructions you need to improve your money management—no matter what your income level is. You can learn how to achieve the mindset of financial flexibility, which can help you navigate any money issues you face. These practical, step-by-step instructions on budgeting can help you track expenses, pay off debt, and save money. Featuring straightforward advice on how to increase self-discipline so you can stick to your budget as well as techniques to help you identity misinformation and false beliefs you have about money, you can follow this guide to create a fulfilling life free of financial stress.

Sound Retirement Planning

Author: Jason R. Parker
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483532417
Release Date: 2014-06-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Do you want to transition from career to retirement, but aren't sure how to make it work? Sound Retirement Planning offers the answers you're looking for. Respected Financial Adviser Jason Parker offers steps to help you move from career to retirement with clarity, confidence and freedom. With straightforward advice, Parker helps you plan a retirement based on what's important to you — your personal values, your relationships, as well as your financial goals. This book helps you: - Focus your retirement planning on what is most important to you - Outpace inflation - Provide income for life - Reduce stock market volatility - Protect against an unforeseen health care event - Maximize your Social Security income - Make sure your money lasts as long as you do - Get your legal documents in order - Tax planning tips - Maximize your cash flow - Reduce your fees - Diversify your accounts to adjust to this new economy