Set for Life - Financial Peace for People over 50
- United States
More information"When can I afford to retire?"
"Will my money last long enough?"
"How can I enjoy my retirement to the fullest?"
Not long ago, retirement was simple. You'd spend thirty or forty years at the same company, get your gold watch, and collect your pension and savings bank giveaways for the duration of your years left on earth. No longer. The classic notion of retirement has been replaced with a newer, healthier concept that reflects the longer lifespans, more active lifestyles, and exciting "creative aging" options that seniors enjoy today. Along with these new choices come new responsibilities, as people in their fifties join the "sandwich generation" who must simultaneously care for their children, their parents, and themselves.
So how can you ensure that your retirement is as comfortable as possible? How can you make sure your money will last at least as long as you do? How can you, in short, be set for life?
In Set for Life, financial expert Bambi Holzer provides the answers. This practical, thoughtful book-the only guide specifically for individuals age fifty-plus-shows you how to assess your needs, manage your investments, cope with taxes and insurance, stay ahead of inflation, prepare your estate, and develop realistic financial goals, no matter what your situation or how financially savvy you are.
In plain, simple language, Set for Life walks you through the various parts of your financial life and explains how to pull them together to build a clear, achievable plan for a satisfying future. As you read through the book, you will:
* Examine where you stand today-how much you have, how much you know, and how prepared you are
* Explore how and where you want to live-second careers, volunteer jobs, travel, and the kind of home setting you'd prefer
* Figure out how much it will cost you to live-understand inflation, add up your future expenses, and create a spending plan
* Learn how to fill your retirement bucket-discover your best strategies for saving and investing, how to get the most out of Social Sec