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Facts about retiring in the United States
Shagrin, Steven S.
Publication Information:
New York : H.W. Wilson, [2001]

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xv, 761 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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HQ1063.2.U6 F33 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This publication illustrates Wilson's continual focus on editorial quality and provision of thorough, up-to-date reference sources. Part 1 delivers guidance in four major areas: housing, health care, and financial and legal concerns. Part 2, "State-by-State Retirement Housing Options," presents alternatives on a state-by-state basis, including facts about climate, cost of living, taxes, major transportation, and cultural attractions. Lists of elder hostels and other travel-related agencies, retirement counselors and consultants, and additional resources and organizations are listed in part 3. The planning tools and forms in the final section include "Five Wishes" (a document from the Commission on Aging with Dignity) and "Checklist for Choosing an Assisted Living Community." A glossary, bibliography, and index complete the work. This informative and practical guide is recommended in particular for public libraries. . RBB.

Choice Review

Attempting to provide a single volume for retirement planning, Shagrin (president, International Society for Retirement Planning) instead provides a fair starting place. The first section gives an overview of many retirement considerations, including housing, medical, legal, and financial issues. Although well written, this overview is hardly unique; similar information can be found in any retirement planning guide. The last two sections, an annotated bibliography (including Web sites) and a collection of retirement planning forms, are useful but also can be found in many retirement guides. The largest part of the book is the second section, which provides general information about each state (e.g., climate, tax rate, transportation, entertainment) and a list of housing options for retirees. This information is limited; readers should consult a travel guide or the state's Web page (always listed) for a better overview. The housing list, while not exhaustive, provides a general price range for housing in each area. A moderately useful source; general readers. C. M. Jasper-Parisey Miami University