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.

Der Kreidemann

Author: C.J. Tudor
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641214159
Release Date: 2018-05-29
Genre: Fiction

Alles begann an dem Tag, an dem sie auf den Jahrmarkt gingen. Als der zwölfjährige Eddie den Kreidemann zum ersten Mal traf. Der Kreidemann war es auch, der Eddie auf die Idee mit den Zeichnungen brachte: eine Möglichkeit für ihn und seine Freunde, sich geheime Botschaften zukommen zu lassen. Und erst einmal hat es Spaß gemacht – bis die Figuren sie zur Leiche eines jungen Mädchens führten. Das ist dreißig Jahre her, und Eddie dachte, die Vergangenheit liegt hinter ihm. Dann bekommt er einen Brief, der nur zwei Dinge enthält: ein Stück Kreide und die Zeichnung eines Strichmännchens. Und als die Geschichte beginnt, sich zu wiederholen, begreift Eddie, dass das Spiel nie zu Ende war ...

What If Your Prince Falls Off His Horse

Author: Jody Cohan
Publisher: Jody Cohan
ISBN: 9780595445387
Release Date: 2009-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Most husbands die before their wives and more than 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Despite these dismal odds, many women don't get involved in their family's financial planning because their husbands take care of it, they think it's too complicated for them to understand, or they just don't want to bother. This book explains in an entertaining and simple style why women should bother, what they need to know, and how to get involved in the business aspect of their marriages to have a better, more secure life and a stronger partnership. Winner - Business Category 2009 San Francisco Book Festival Runner Up - General Non-Fiction Category 2009 New York Book Festival Finalist - Women's Issues Category The National "Best Books 2009" Awards Editor's Choice - iUniverse Publishing

Retirementology

Author: Gregory Salsbury
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780137065943
Release Date: 2010-04-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Bonus content "What's Your Retirementology I.Q.?" included in this digital edition. Looking ahead to retirement? Depending on your circumstances and your age, you may no longer have any margin for error. And your emotions and irrational behavior could be perpetuating a dangerous cycle of overspending and rising debt that may shatter whatever vision of retirement you still have. Welcome to the world of Retirementology. Retirementology bridges retirement planning with investor psychology and the market Meltdown of 2008 to produce an entirely new way of thinking about how we spend, how we save, how we borrow, and how we invest. Financial mistakes are deeply rooted in human nature, but you may be able to overcome them--if you understand the breakthrough principles of behavioral economics and apply them in your own retirement planning. Dr. Gregory Salsbury identifies some of the classic cognitive biases and behavioral mistakes most of us keep making when it comes to retirement planning. For example: Why will people drive 45 minutes to use a $2.00 coupon? Why won’t people sell a poor performing stock just because they inherited it from grandma? Why do people spend differently with a credit card than they do with cash? Why do people believe that they paid no income taxes because they received a refund? You’ll learn why the financial meltdown has amplified the impact of these all-too-human cognitive mistakes and discover ideas for addressing them. The bottom line for your bottom line is that retirement can no longer be ignored, viewed as a single event, relegated to a “zone,” or romanticized. Instead, you must understand how every spending and financial decision you make from here on can impact the way you will spend your golden years. Retirementology attempts to help you do just that. Retirement planning: right brain versus left brain Why these different areas of the brain impact financial decisions--and what to do about it It’s real money! “De-layering” your finances How to overcome the psychological tricks that separate you from your money Family matters: managing financial support decisions for your extended family Choosing between your family or your retirement Get “long-term smart” How longevity, inflation, volatility, and your own expectations impact your retirement goals

Getting Started in A Financially Secure Retirement

Author: Henry K. Hebeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470130421
Release Date: 2007-07-20
Genre: Business & Economics

PRE- AND POST-RETIREMENT PLANNING THAT MAKES SENSE GETTING STARTED IN A FINANCIALLY SECURE RETIREMENT If you want to make the most of your retirement years, you have to seriously think about the retirement lifestyle you want and the path that will get you there. In order to do this, you need reliable retirement information that will allow you to properly chart your course. Nobody knows this better than author Henry Hebeler, who retired from the corporate world more than fifteen years ago--and quickly discovered that much of the retirement planning advice available wasn't helping people accomplish their goals. Now, with Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement, Hebeler shares his experience in this field with you and reveals what it really takes to achieve the retirement you want. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement dismisses the assumptions that many popular retirement planning methods make and addresses some of today's most important retirement issues, including everything from planning with realistic economic inputs to neglected subjects such as replacement budgeting, reverse dollar cost averaging, and the need for resiliency when encountering surprise events. Filled with in-depth insights, practical advice, and helpful retirement planning tools, Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement will allow you to apply Hebeler's proven principles to your own specific situation--whether you're already retired or still working--and make more informed financial decisions as you plan for the years ahead.

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

Author: Stan Hinden
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071712989
Release Date: 2010-01-14
Genre: Business & Economics

"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, How to Retire Happy, now in its third edition. Stan was a Washington Post financial reporter for 20 years, and after he retired, he wrote the Post’s 'Retirement Journal' column for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. What I like about Stan’s book is that it combines good financial planning information with his story about his own retirement. He’s candid about the mistakes he made and how he’d do things differently with the benefit of hindsight." --Steve Vernon, columnist, CBSMoneyWatch.com “Everyone in the workforce today should read this book!” —Horace B. Deets, former Executive Director, AARP Award-winning Washington Post retirement columnist Stan Hinden’s bestselling How to Retire Happy helps you decide if you can retire now, or whether you have to stay on the job for a few more years. This trusted guide has been fully updated to address the stomachchurning issues created by financial market volatility and the economic recession. Will you have enough money for health care? Do you need—and can you afford—a longterm care policy? How much income can your savings produce? The third edition of How to Retire Happy provides answers to these questions—plus all-new information about: A new menu of Medigap insurance policies New strategies for maximizing Social Security income Making your money last through a long retirement Apply Hinden’s reliable, easy-to-understand advice and experience a happy, healthful retirement for years and years to come.

The Bank On Yourself Revolution

Author: Pamela Yellen
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781939529312
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Genre: Business & Economics

New York Times bestseller Do 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. Now the financial gurus whose advice got you into this mess in the first place are telling you to "take more risk," "work till you drop," and "plan on spending less in retirement." Don't let them fool you again! In The Bank On Yourself Revolution, financial security expert Pamela Yellen details how hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and incomes have bucked the system to secure their families' financial futures without gambling in the Wall Street Casino or taking any unnecessary risks. You'll discover a proven step-by-step plan for growing your wealth safely, predictably, and guaranteed every single year – even when the markets are tumbling. And you'll learn how to bypass banks, credit card and financing companies to become your own source of financing for cars, vacations, a college education, business expenses and other major purchases. The Bank On Yourself Revolution isn't a "get-rich-quick" scheme; it's about having real wealth and financial security for as long as you live. You can finally know how much money you'll have next year, in 10, 20 or 30 years – and at every point along the way. Join the Revolution and take control of your own financial future!

The Essential Retirement Guide

Author: Frederick Vettese
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119111139
Release Date: 2015-11-12
Genre: Business & Economics

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. Most people never spend more than 50 percent of their gross income on themselves before retirement; hence their retirement income target is usually much less than 70 percent. Interest rates will almost certainly stay low for the next 20 years, which will affect how much you need to save. Even in this low-interest environment, you can withdraw 5 percent or more of your retirement savings each year in retirement without running out of money. Your spending in retirement will almost certainly decline at a certain age so you may not need to save quite as much as you think. As people reach the later stages of retirement, they become less capable of managing their finances, even though they grow more confident of their ability to do so! Plan for this before it is too late. Annuities have become very expensive, but they still make sense for a host of reasons. In addition, The Essential Retirement Guide shows how you can estimate your own lifespan and helps you to understand the financial implications of long-term care. Most importantly, it reveals how you can calculate your personal wealth target - the amount of money you will need by the time you retire to live comfortably. The author uses his actuarial expertise to substantiate his findings but does so in a jargon-free way.

Personal Financial Planning

Author: Lawrence J. Gitman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285633138
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Knowing what to do with your money is more important than ever. Gitman/Joehnk/Billingsley’s market-leading PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING, 13E, provides students with the tools, techniques, and understanding they need to define and achieve their financial goals. The book follows a life-cycle approach--addressing financial plans, assets, credit, insurance, investment, and retirement--as individuals and families progress through life. The latest updates reflect the most recent financial developments and research--from new tax laws and the latest financial data to professional financial advice that considers the impact of the recent global financial crisis. The 13th edition is packed with new information relevant to today’s students--for example, changing spending habits for the better, knowing the right questions to ask a financial adviser, using tips on budgeting and planning for retirement, knowing what to look for when choosing a bank, knowing whether to buy or lease a car, knowing what’s important when buying your first home, and choosing the right credit card. All-new features teach you to use today’s critical financial tools and technology, including financial planning software. CFP practice questions provide valuable practice. The CengageNOW online learning system helps you complete your homework and achieve the grade you want. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Value of Money

Author: Susan McCarthy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440638596
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Genre: Self-Help

One of our nation’s leading financial advisors and the “Soul Authority on Money Management” reveals that while emotions can make financial decisions difficult, our emotional relationship with our money can also lead to not just greater wealth and financial security but amazing personal growth as well. As a financial advisor for the past twenty-five years, Susan McCarthy has firsthand knowledge of the surprising degree to which emotion can govern important financial transactions. But, time and again, she also has seen her clients emerge from challenging financial situations with a newfound sense of purpose in their lives. Says McCarthy: “The world of money is a world of emotion; a stage on which we play out all of our dramas. The lessons it has to teach us go well beyond the financial. They reach deep into our emotional and even our spiritual lives. Money is one of our greatest teachers.” According to McCarthy, for many of us the world of money reaches deep into our psyches, setting off fears and uncertainties we often don’t even know we harbor. In The Value of Money, she gives readers the tools they need to see past this tumultuous aspect of money to achieve not just greater wealth and financial security but personal insights as well. Presenting various “money types” she has observed in her work, McCarthy helps readers to determine what type (or combination of types) they are and how each typically responds to life’s most challenging financial events—taking financial responsibility for the care of a child or elderly parent, the death of a spouse, retirement— and how to turn around any self-defeating responses to the events. This wise book outlines a path not just to a richer future financially but spiritually as well.

Fundamentals of Financial Management

Author: Eugene F. Brigham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133709121
Release Date: 2012-08-08
Genre: Business & Economics

With the same contemporary approach and dynamic examples that made previous editions so popular, this fully revised thirteenth edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT continues to provide students with a focused understanding of today's corporate finance and financial management. This market-leading text offers a unique balance of clear concepts, contemporary theory, and practical applications in order to help students understand the concepts and reasons behind corporate budgeting, financing, working capital decision making, forecasting, valuation, and Time Value of Money (TVM). The thirteenth edition has been updated to include discussions of several major events such as the BP oil spill, the European debt crisis, and the ongoing weakness in the economy and financial markets. Numerous practical examples, Quick Questions, proven end-of-chapter applications, Integrated Cases, and real-world examples demonstrate theory in action. A comprehensive support package --prepared by the text authors -- connects closely with the book to reduce preparation time and reinforce students understanding. You can also engage your students with a variety of tools including Thomson One Business School Edition, the same financial online database professionals use every day; updated Excel spreadsheets models; today's leading online homework solution, Aplia for Finance; and CengageNOW course management system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Complete Manual of Fitness and Well being

Author:
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: PSU:000030185401
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Health & Fitness

This all-purpose health book covers topics ranging from nutrition and exercise to beauty care and alternative medicine, with special sections on the health of children, the elderly, and pregnant women and test to rate one's personal fitness lifestyle