Retirement Planning

These books on retirement planning aren't just about insuring you have enough assets on hand to pay your way, although they do that, too. More importantly, they show you HOW to live: How to stay healthy, happy, and fulfilled.

Personal Finance for Seniors for Dummies

By Eric Tyson and Bob Carlson

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"...empowers you to chart your financial course for the decades to come, guiding you through the basics of creating a budget for retirement, investing accrued assets, taking advantage of governmental and nongovernmental benefits and planning for your family's future. You'll get trusted, practical information on reexamining investment strategies and rebalancing a portfolio, long-term care options, pension plans and social security, health care, Medicare, and prescription drug costs, and so much more. Advice on how to invest, spend, and protect your wealth Guidance on wills and trusts."

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What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement: Planning a Prosperous, Healthy, and Happy Future

By John E. Nelson and Richard N. Bolles

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"...offers both a holistic, big-picture look at these years as well as practical tools and exercises to help you build a life full of security, vitality, and community. This second edition contains updates throughout, including a section on Social Security, an in-depth exercise on values and how they inform your retirement map, and the one-of-a-kind resource for organizing the sea of information on finances and mental and physical health: the Retirement Well-Being Profile."

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Reclaim Your Nest Egg: Take Control of Your Financial Future

By Ken Kamen with Dale Burg

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"Expert advice for changing how you think about money in order to rebuild and protect your retirement assets. Investors who suffered tremendous losses in the market meltdown of 2008 want to know how to protect themselves from being so vulnerable in the future. In Reclaim Your Nest Egg: Take Control of Your Financial Future , Ken Kamen shows investors how they gave up control of their finances and how they can get it back again. Kamen explains: How to recognize the psychological pitfalls, the distracting "noise" from the media and the internet, and the bad financial advice that derailed your planning. How to develop a set of investment principles that can serve as your personal Commandments and keep you on course. How to adopt an investment approach that maximizes the potential for growth while reducing risk, and how to implement it without being confused or overwhelmed."

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One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind

By Regina Leeds with Russell Wild

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"Do you constantly feel anxious about money? Have unopened credit card statements piled up on your countertop? Are you forever losing receipts for items you meant to return? In an economic downturn taking charge of your financial well-being is more crucial than ever. One Year to an Organized Financial Life is a unique week-by-week plan to make saving money simple, automatic, and stress-free. For decades, professional organizer Regina Leeds and financial advisor Russell Wild have helped thousands of clients get their lives in order. Using Leeds's 'Zen organizing' approach, which addresses the underlying causes of chaos and replaces them with routines, they now show readers the steps to improving finances within a manageable timeframe."

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