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 the Cheapskate Way

Author: Jeff Yeager
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780307956439
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Unlike most retirement planning and lifestyle books that focus on investing – or at the other end of the spectrum, on how to get the senior discount on a Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny’s – this new book from Jeff Yeager, America’s favorite cheapskate, makes the compelling case that you can have a joyous, worry-free retirement by merely spending smart and focusing on what you truly want and expect out of retirement. Combining Yeager’s loveable humor and offbeat anecdotes that have garnered him an ever-growing fan base, How to Retire the Cheapskate Way shares with readers hundreds of retirement secrets and tips, including: ·How to Simple-size Your Way to a Better Retirement ·The 20 Secret Cheapskate Principles for Retiring Comfortably on Less...Maybe Even on Social Security Alone ·How to Survive the Medical Maelstrom (without resorting to DIY surgery at home) ·Plus Dozens of Fun Ways to Both Earn a Little Extra Income During Retirement and Painlessly Cut Your Expenses Yeager, who serves as the official “Savings Expert” for AARP and its 40+ million members, weaves together both everyday practical tips and life-changing financial strategies with the real life stories of frugal retirees as well as people of all ages who are working toward a better, earlier, happier retirement The Cheapskate Way.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Career Success Without a Real Job

Author: Ernie J. Zelinski
Publisher: Visions Int'l / Zelinski
ISBN: 1580089674
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Twenty-five years ago, Ernie J. Zelinski was fired from his engineering job for taking too much vacation time. Now, he works only five hours a day and earns more money than 80 percent of the corporate world. CAREER SUCCESS WITHOUT A REAL JOB provides practical tips and inspiration for creative and ambitious individuals looking to escape the rat race and make a good living on their own terms.

The Value of Debt in Retirement

Author: Thomas J. Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119020004
Release Date: 2015-02-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Increase the odds you won't run out of money in retirement – using debt! Conventional wisdom is wrong – being debt free in retirement may actually increase your risk. The Value of Debt in Retirement teaches you how incorporating debt into your retirement strategy may increase your return, lower your taxes and actually lower your risk. You read that right. If handled correctly, debt—that thing we've all been taught to avoid—can play an integral role in your life, especially in retirement. New York Times Best Selling Author and nationally acclaimed financial expert Tom Anderson shows you how to use the time tested strategies of the best companies and the ultra rich to retire comfortably, minimize taxes, buy the things you have always wanted to have and do the things you have always wanted to do. Thought provoking and against the grain, Anderson explains why your risk tolerance doesn't matter, why being debt free may actually increase your risk and why rushing to pay off your mortgage may be a financial disaster. Full of shocking revelations and tricks high- net-worth individuals have used for years, The Value of Debt in Retirement opens the world to a new approach to wealth management in retirement, one that factors in both sides of the balance sheet as an integrated ecosystem. Real-world case studies illustrate how informed debt strategies can lead to a happier, healthier retirement. See how an individual with a net worth of more than $5 million can spend $20,000 per month - after taxes - and pay less than $5,000 per year in taxes, how it is possible to increase your rate of return by 50%, and how a lower risk portfolio with debt could increase the chances you do not run out of money. Specifically written to Baby Boomers, practical guides and checklists show how to use debt strategies to fund primary and secondary properties, refinance credit card debt, and finance hobbies, such as cars and boats and recreational vehicles. Additional guides show how you can help your children, help your parents and leave a bigger legacy for your heirs and favorite charities. Regardless of your net worth, The Value of Debt in Retirement provides tools to use to apply these concepts to your personal situation. There is no free lunch: the book delivers a balanced perspective focusing on the potential risks and benefits of the strategies discussed. A discussion on economic history highlights some of the shocks the economy may face and provides important warnings that you should factor into your retirement plan. Anderson not only shows that your life expectancy may be longer than you think, but also illustrates that many investors may be on track to average returns well under 4% for the next ten years – a potentially devastating combination. Irrespective of your beliefs about debt, The Value of Debt in Retirement proves risk is more important than return for retirees and provides suggestions on ways to minimize that risk. Not all debt is good and high levels of debt are bad. The Value of Debt in Retirement is about choosing the right debt, in the right amounts, at the right time. Perhaps most importantly, this book isn't for everybody. This book requires responsible actions. If you can't handle the responsibility associated with the ideas then this book then it isn't for you. If you need a rate of return under 3% from your investments then you may not need this book. But if you can handle the responsibility and if you need a return above 3%, this book may offer insights into the best (and potentially only) way to achieve your goals.

Get It Together

Author: Melanie Cullen
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323153
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Helps organize information for estate planners, and shows how to keep track of such important documents as tax records, insurance policies, and passwords.

How to Survive Retirement

Author: Steven D. Price
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781632209962
Release Date: 2015-07-21
Genre: Business & Economics

You’ve worked hard for the better part of four or five decades, and now you’ve decided it’s time to call it quits. Or your employer or industry regulations may have made that decision for you. What now? Although a life of ease may have been your dream, retirement brings with it a host of questions, problems, and responsibilities that never occurred to you and now may seem insurmountable. How to Survive Retirement will help you plan for most any eventuality during the golden years. The book is divided into four major areas: • Making The Break: The emotions of retirement. • Where Did The Money Go?—Financial considerations • I Don’t Feel So Great—Physical/medical aspects of retirement. • Hey, Look What I Did!—Filling leisure time. Doing nothing may become the hardest thing you’ve ever done. However, thanks to this survival guide, you’ll be able to enjoy the rest of your life.

11 5 IRA Essentials for Retirement

Author: Dr. Kevin Skipper, ChFC
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781496963048
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

If you have an IRA, 401k, or other retirement plan, this book is important for you to read. It is likely that you have heard about how to invest your IRA, but what happens to the IRA in the future when you pass or your spouse passes? This book lays out the journey and strategies of what happens to the IRA and the tax strategies on how to keep the most of your IRA from the IRS. Pre-Retirement: If you are five years or less from retirement, this book helps you understand the decisions that you will face in the future. It will give you the road map that you would need to follow with your IRA. Retiree: If you have already rolled your retirement plan to an IRA, this book can serve as a checkup. Did you make the right moves? Are you working with the right IRA advisor? Do you have your beneficiaries in place? Are there ways that you can improve the investment, safety, and structure of your IRA today and when you are gone?