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Title:
The 5 years before you retire : retirement planning when you need it the most
Author:
Birken, Emily Guy.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2014]
Physical Description:
239 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Even though half of all Americans put money aside for retirement, it isn't until they reach their sixties that many realize that they haven't saved enough. With The Five Years Before You Retire, you'll hone in on what you need to do in the next five years to maximize your current savings and create a realistic plan for your future. This book guides you through each financial, medical, and familial decision, from taking advantage of the employer match your company offers for your 401k program to enrolling in Medicare to discussing housing options with your family. Covering every aspect of retirement planning, these straightforward strategies explain in detail how you can make the most of your last few years in the workforce and prepare for the future you've always wanted.
Language:
English
Contents:
How far away are you? -- Saving and budgeting for the next five years -- Income in retirement -- Find the right financial planner -- What to expect from social security -- Taxes and your retirement income -- What to expect from medicare -- Planning for health-care expenses in retirement -- Housing in retirement -- The family fortunes -- Creating a budget on a retirement income -- Common retirement pitfalls -- If you don?t have enough saved.
ISBN:
9781440569722
Format :
Book

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A comprehensive guide to planning your retirement before it's too late!
Even though half of all Americans put money aside for retirement, it isn't until they reach their sixties that many realize that they haven't saved enough. With The Five Years Before You Retire , you'll hone in on what you need to do in the next five years to maximize your current savings and create a realistic plan for your future. This book guides you through each financial, medical, and familial decision, from taking advantage of the employer match your company offers for your 401k program to enrolling in Medicare to discussing housing options with your family. Covering every aspect of retirement planning, these straightforward strategies explain in detail how you can make the most of your last few years in the workforce and prepare for the future you've always wanted.

Whether you just started devising a plan or have been saving since your first job, The Five Years Before You Retire will show you what you need to do now to ensure that you live comfortably for years to come.


Author Notes

Emily Guy Birken is a finance writer who writes the "Live Like a Mensch" column for The Dollar Stretcher . She is also a contributor to Wise Bread , PT Money , Money Crashers , Yahoo! Finance and Business Insider , and many other personal finance sites. She edits and writes the blog for FinCon blog, an annual conference for financial bloggers. You can visit her at http://sahmnambulist.blogspot.com.


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