How to Retire Happy Wild and Free

Author: Ernie John Zelinski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 1580085784
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

Offers humorous insights and suggestions for keeping busy to stay happy, with testimonials from successful retirees.

How To Retire Happy Wild And Free Retirement Wisdom That You Won T Get From Your Financial Advisor

Author: Zelinski
Publisher:
ISBN: 0230634990
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre:

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy life to its fullest. The key to achieving an active and satisfying retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life-interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support.In How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free, best-selling author Ernie J. Zelinski guides you to:" Gain courage to take early retirement; in fact, the earlier the better." Put money in proper perspective so that you don t need a million dollars to retire." Generate purpose in your retirement life with meaningful, creative pursuits." Follow your dreams instead of someone else s." Take charge of your mental, physical, and spiritual health." Create and maintain great friends-a key ingredient for a great retirement." Above all, make your retirement years the best time of your life.With its friendly format, positive tone, lively cartoons, and captivating quotations, How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free offers retirement wisdom that you won t get from your financial advisor. This wisdom will prove to be much more important for creating an active, satisfying, and happy retirement than how much money you have saved.

How to Retire Comfortably and Happy on Less Money Than the Financial Experts Say You Need

Author: Connie Brooks
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601382047
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

As senior citizens age, they tend to go through less money; in fact, the typical over-75 household spent only $25,763 in 2004. This is in direct contrast to financial planners who tell you that you need to save large amounts of money in order to live comfortably during your retirement years. In this new book, you will learn how to manage your expenses, how to reduce and eliminate debt, how to save and invest wisely, how to use retirement planning tools, how to reduce living expenses, how to downsize to a smaller, less expensive property, how to save on small items, how to prioritize your insurance, and how to cut back. Additionally, you will learn about withdrawal plans, selling your home, simplifying your life style, and streamlining postretirement activities. Perhaps most interestingly, you will be presented with the option of moving overseas when you retire. Places such as Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Malta, and Mexico offer lower living costs and lower prescription drug prices. - Publisher.

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

Author: Stan Hinden
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071483124
Release Date: 2005-12-30
Genre: Business & Economics

"Everyone in the workforce today should read this book!"--Horace B. Deets, former Executive Director, AARP With the right planning, retirement can be the happiest time in life. Award-winning Washington Post retirement columnist and financial expert Stan Hinden helps you guarantee that your retirement will be as enjoyable as possible. How to Retire Happy provides answers to all your complicated retirement questions. From Social Security and Medicare to long term care insurance and estate planning, Stan covers all the bases. This fully updated and expanded edition of the bestselling guide includes: Practical advice on the 12 most important decisions to make before retiring Guidance on the critical emotional, psychological, and health issues of retirement The latest information on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and changes to the rules governing IRAs and 401(k)s Expert tips on how to arrange an estate to save money on taxes and probate

AARP The New Retirementality

Author: Mitch Anthony
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118230954
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. With this latest edition of The New Retirementality, readers will quickly discover how to achieve the freedom to pursue their retirement goals–at their own pace, on their own terms–regardless of their age. Most people won't experience the same retirement that their parents did, nor do they necessarily want to. Page by page, top financial planner Mitch Anthony reveals how new opportunities will enable individuals to create tailor-made retirements. He includes new research and studies to back his insights and introduces readers to important concepts such as "wealthcare" and "return on life." Filled with engaging anecdotes and inspirational suggestions, this book will motivate readers to rethink the way they retire.

What Color Is Your Parachute for Retirement Second Edition

Author: John E. Nelson
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607743316
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Plan Now for the Life You Want Today’s economic realities have reset our expectations of what retirement is, yet there’s still the promise for what it can be: a life stage filled with more freedom and potential than ever before. Given the new normal, how do you plan for a future filled with prosperity, health, and happiness? As a companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, the world’s best-selling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement 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. More than a guide on where to live, how to stay active, or which investments to choose, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement helps you develop a detailed picture of your ideal retirement, so that—whether you’re planning retirement or are there already—you can take a comprehensive approach to make the most of these vital years. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Refire Don t Retire

Author: Ken Blanchard
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626563353
Release Date: 2015-02-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Refire! Don't Retire asks readers the all-important question: as you look at the years ahead, what can you do to make them satisfying and meaningful? Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz point out that some people see their later years as a time to endure rather than as an exciting opportunity. Both research and common sense confirm that people who embrace these years with energy and gusto—rather than withdrawing and waiting for things to happen—consistently make the rest of their lives the best of their lives. In the trademark Ken Blanchard style, the authors tell the compelling story of Larry and Janice Sparks, who discover how to see each day as an opportunity to enhance their relationships, stimulate their minds, revitalize their bodies, and grow spiritually. As they learn to be open to new experiences, Larry and Janice rekindle passion in every area of their lives. Readers will find humor, practical information, and profound wisdom in Refire! Don't Retire. Best of all, they will be inspired to make all the years ahead truly worth living.

Die Broke

Author: Stephen Pollan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006184697X
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

From America's most trusted financial advisor comes a comprehensive guide to a new and utterly sane financial choice. In Die Broke, you'll learn that life is a game where the loser gives his money to Uncle Sam at the end. There are four steps to the process: Quit Today No, don't tell your boss to shove it...at least not out loud. But in your head accept that from this day on you're a free agent whose number one workplace priority is your personal bottom line. Pay Cash You should be as conscious of spending as you are of saving. Credit should be a rarely used tool for those few times (buying homes and cars) when paying cash is impossible. Don't Retire Your work life should be a journey up and down hills, rather than a climb up a sheer cliff that ends with a jump into the abyss. Die Broke It sounds terrifying, the one intolerable outcome to your financial life. And yet, in truth, dying broke might be your best option for a life without fear: fear of failure and privation now, fear of impoverishment in the long run.

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).

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.

The Joy of Not Working

Author: Ernie John Zelinski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 1580085520
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

In this completely revised and expanded edition, readers will learn how to create an excellent work/life balance by working less, producing more, and being more leisurely.

Retire Right

Author: Frederick T. Fraunfelder M.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101057094
Release Date: 2009-05-14
Genre: Self-Help

The first scientifically backed guide to a happy, fulfilling retirement. Over the years, Dr. Fritz Fraunfelder and Dr. Jim Gilbaugh have seen thousands of their patients respond differently to the challenges of retirement: some rose to new heights; others hit new lows. The doctors began to wonder: How do some people maintain their vitality, interests, and zest for life in retirement while others became distant, even depressed? Is there a magic formula for retiring well? To find the answer, they designed a comprehensive study involving more than one thousand patients. The results were surprising but clear. Financial planning is not as important to a fulfilling retirement as many may think-the psychological experience is just as crucial. The happiest retirees shared eight key traits; all of them were able to: * plan ahead * maintain a positive attitude * accept change * lean on their support network * have a sense of purpose * keep a healthy lifestyle * engage in leisure activities * enjoy some expression of spirituality Retire Right evaluates the reader and provides guidelines for how to develop each key characteristic. The good news? These essential skills can be strengthened, even acquired from scratch, whether the reader is just starting to plan for retirement, is in the early years, or is a seasoned retiree. The first scientifically backed bulletproof prescription, this book is the most concrete guide to a happy retirement.

How to Retire Comfortably and Happy on Less Money Than the Financial Experts Say You Need

Author: Connie Brooks
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601382047
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

As senior citizens age, they tend to go through less money; in fact, the typical over-75 household spent only $25,763 in 2004. This is in direct contrast to financial planners who tell you that you need to save large amounts of money in order to live comfortably during your retirement years. In this new book, you will learn how to manage your expenses, how to reduce and eliminate debt, how to save and invest wisely, how to use retirement planning tools, how to reduce living expenses, how to downsize to a smaller, less expensive property, how to save on small items, how to prioritize your insurance, and how to cut back. Additionally, you will learn about withdrawal plans, selling your home, simplifying your life style, and streamlining postretirement activities. Perhaps most interestingly, you will be presented with the option of moving overseas when you retire. Places such as Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Malta, and Mexico offer lower living costs and lower prescription drug prices. - Publisher.

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