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?

The 5 Years Before You Retire

Author: Emily Guy Birken
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 144056972X
Release Date: 2014-01-01
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.

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 Much Money Do I Need to Retire

Author: Todd R. Tresidder
Publisher: Createcorp Business Solutions, Incorporated
ISBN: 0982289197
Release Date: 2012-10
Genre: Retirement

..".this book is the best I've seen on how to navigate the retirement savings question." Forbes It seems so simple, doesn't it? Plug a few numbers into a retirement calculator and presto You have an accurate answer for how much money you need to retire. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. The conventional approach used by experts to determine how much money you need to retire is fundamentally flawed. The worst part is you won't even know it until it's too late. This book takes you behind the scientific facade of modern retirement planning to reveal: Why most estimates for how much you need to retire are a case of garbage-in garbage-out causing you to either overspend and run out of money or underspend so that you never get to enjoy your savings. The 5 critical assumptions that can destroy your financial security. Which one are you making? 3 models for estimating how much money you need to retire (your financial planner only knows 1 and it's not the best). How to reduce the amount you need to retire by $300,000-$600,000 or more. How to plan for inflation, changes in Social Security, and much more so you don't run out of money before you run out of life. 7 creative ways to spend less while also improving lifestyle. 3 strategies to maximize spending today while protecting for the future in case you live longer than expected. How Monte Carlo calculators cause a dangerous deception that can leave you broke. Explains step-by-step how to accurately calculate the amount of money you need to retire-the very first time you try, simply, and without being a math genius. No computer, software, or online calculator necessary-it's that simple. In one evening you can know more about how much money you need to retire than your financial adviser. This practical, no-nonsense guide provides a step-by-step plan that tells you how much money you need to retire with confidence. No retirement is secure without it.

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.

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.

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

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

Author: Sara Zeff Geber, PhD
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 9781633537699
Release Date: 2018-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Over fifty, retiring and childless? Are you among the fifteen million Americans over fifty and childless? Solo aging gracefully and a happy retirement can be yours! Baby Boomers retiring: American Baby boomers are aging and fifteen million of them never had children. Who will take care of them? Unprecedented in U.S. history, this demographic will create challenges for these individuals as well as for society. Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers is a passionate exploration of the path ahead for “Solo Agers.” It includes choices in housing, relationships, legal arrangements, finances and more – and urges the solo ager to plan for the future as though their life and well-being depended on it, as author Sara Zeff Geber believes it will! Solo Agers aging well: In Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, Sara Zeff Geber, a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior and a Certified Retirement Coach, coins the term “Solo Ager” to refer to the segment of society that either does not have adult children or is single and believes they will be on their own as they grow older. However, it’s not just the Solo Ager that can learn from this book. Financial advisors, elder law and estate attorneys, senior care managers, and others whose clientele is on the far side of sixty will benefit as well. Retirement and good living: With a compelling and readable style, Gerber takes her readers on a journey, starting with the choice for childlessness and why so many boomers were able to make that decision. She then reviews the role of adult children in an aging parent’s world and suggests ways in which Solo Agers can mitigate the absence of adult children by relationship building and rigorous planning for their future. Geber shares her expertise on what constitutes a fulfilling older life and how Solo Agers can maximize their opportunities for financial security, physical health, meaning and purpose in the second half of life and, finally, planning for the end game. Retirement guide: Through stories and narrative, the author explores housing choices, relationships, and building a support system. You will learn about: • different levels of care and independence in various types of living arrangements • how to initiate discussions among friends and relatives about end-of-life treatment • ‘what if’ scenarios • who to talk to about legal and financial decisions Geber's stories of Solo Agers are gleaned from friends and clients in a variety of circumstances. Each one demonstrates decisions and choices these people have made and illustrates the importance of thinking ahead and taking action now. Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers is pragmatic and provocative, but softened with humor. Many of the chapters include worksheets or checklists, encouraging the reader to go beyond imagining and begin his or her own planning for the voyage ahead.

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.

Ready to Pull the Retirement Trigger

Author: Mary Sterk
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781683502395
Release Date: 2017-07-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Ready To Pull The Retirement Trigger? Many want to retire early...slow down a bit...enjoy their life, their spouse and grandkids. But what if there is a major health issue? Or what if they run out of money? There are many issues facing people as they consider retirement. Where can they turn for answers they can trust? There are no do-overs in retirement. People need a path. They need a strategy. They need a guide. Ready To Pull the Retirement Trigger will arm anyone entering the retirement stage with the essential knowledge to create a strategic plan so they can retire with confidence.

Pensionless

Author: Emily Brandon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440590757
Release Date: 2016-04
Genre: Business & Economics

"Provides tips on using a variety of sources, including Social Security, Medicare, and 401(k)s, to build a retirement income"--

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