The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security

The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security

Practical Strategies for Money, Work, and Living

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A timely guide to overcoming the retirement challenges we all face

The Great Recession has placed a wake-up call to America's babyboomers. Many have not saved enough for retirement and have nottaken a hard look at how many post-work years they may need tofinance.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, The HardTimes Guide to Retirement Security tackles the tough questionsabout retirement in the new post-crash economy. Page by page, itputs retirement in perspective by touching on important issues suchas insuring against the risk of outliving your assets,recalibrating damaged retirement portfolios, managing the risk ofhealth-care expenses in retirement, and career strategies forworkers who are 50 years old and up.

  • Reveals how to boost lifetime income through better planning,and working just a few additional years
  • Offers advice on how to hire a financial advisor whose firstloyalty is to you, not Wall Street
  • Discusses why you should rethink housing in the wake of thereal estate crash
  • Offers detailed advice on career reinvention, the 50+ jobmarket and midlife entrepreneurship

Engaging and informative, this practical guide provides thestrategies needed for a truly fulfilling and secure retirement.



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America's baby boom generation has done a poor job preparing for retirement. Now, the economic crisis has ushered in a new reality that will be with us for years to come. Boomers must reexamine their retirement outlook: income, the role of work, and lifestyle expectations.

The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security details realistic strategies for money, work, and living that can be interwoven and leveraged for retirement security despite the tough economy.
• Money: annuities and Social Security, 401(k)s and IRAs, taxes, health care
• Work: reinvent yourself, job-hunting strategies, entrepreneurship
• Life: indulge your passions, voluntourism, returning to school

 


America's baby boom generation has done a poor job preparing for retirement. Now, the economic crisis has ushered in a new reality that will be with us for years to come. Boomers must reexamine their retirement outlook: income, the role of work, and lifestyle expectations.

The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security details realistic strategies for money, work, and living that can be interwoven and leveraged for retirement security despite the tough economy.
• Money: annuities and Social Security, 401(k)s and IRAs, taxes, health care
• Work: reinvent yourself, job-hunting strategies, entrepreneurship
• Life: indulge your passions, voluntourism, returning to school



Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Bloomberg Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781576603628
1576603628
Characteristics: ix, 223 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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debwalker Dec 08, 2010

Mark Miller knows the picture isn’t pretty. “The timing couldn’t be worse: The largest generation in our history is approaching retirement age during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression,” Miller writes.

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