How to Retire with Enough Money

Author: Teresa Ghilarducci
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761187111
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Rescuing Retirement

Author: Teresa Ghilarducci
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231546270
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Everyone deserves to be able to retire with dignity, but this core feature of the social contract is in jeopardy. Companies have swerved away from pensions, and most of the workforce has woefully inadequate retirement savings. If we don’t act to fix this broken system, rates of impoverishment for senior citizens threaten to skyrocket, and tens of millions of Americans reaching retirement age in the coming decades will be forced to delay retirement and will experience a dramatic drop in their standard of living. In Rescuing Retirement, Teresa Ghilarducci and Tony James offer a comprehensive yet simple plan to help workers save for retirement, increase retirement savings by earning higher returns, and guarantee lifelong income for everyone. Built on people’s own money in individual Guaranteed Retirement Accounts, the plan requires no new taxes, no more bureaucracy, and no increase in the deficit. Speaking to Americans’ growing anxiety about their ability to retire, Rescuing Retirement provides answers to anyone wanting to understand the growing movement to protect a period of life once considered a deserved time of rest and creativity and offers a practical guide to the future of secure retirement.

20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now

Author: Ray LeVitre
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402296762
Format: PDF
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You're in Control of Your Retirement Future Inside are twenty major financial decisions that could profoundly impact your lifestyle over the next forty years. For many retirees, these decisions come as a surprise and must be made hastily without proper consultation. But by reading the expert, commission-free advice in this fully revised and updated edition, you'll learn how to manage your assets and prepare for the best possible retirement. •Do I have enough money to retire now? •How will I cover my medical expenses during retirement? •When should I begin taking Social Security? •How much should I invest in stocks, bonds, and cash? •What criteria should I use to identify the best investments? •Should I cancel my life insurance policy? •Should I pay off my mortgage at retirement?

How Much Money Do I Need to Retire

Author: Todd R. Tresidder
Publisher: Createcorp Business Solutions, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780982289198
Format: PDF, Mobi
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..".this book is the best I've seen on how to navigate the retirement savings question." Forbes It seems so simple, doesn't it? Plug a few numbers into a retirement calculator and presto You have an accurate answer for how much money you need to retire. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. The conventional approach used by experts to determine how much money you need to retire is fundamentally flawed. The worst part is you won't even know it until it's too late. This book takes you behind the scientific facade of modern retirement planning to reveal: Why most estimates for how much you need to retire are a case of garbage-in garbage-out causing you to either overspend and run out of money or underspend so that you never get to enjoy your savings. The 5 critical assumptions that can destroy your financial security. Which one are you making? 3 models for estimating how much money you need to retire (your financial planner only knows 1 and it's not the best). How to reduce the amount you need to retire by $300,000-$600,000 or more. How to plan for inflation, changes in Social Security, and much more so you don't run out of money before you run out of life. 7 creative ways to spend less while also improving lifestyle. 3 strategies to maximize spending today while protecting for the future in case you live longer than expected. How Monte Carlo calculators cause a dangerous deception that can leave you broke. Explains step-by-step how to accurately calculate the amount of money you need to retire-the very first time you try, simply, and without being a math genius. No computer, software, or online calculator necessary-it's that simple. In one evening you can know more about how much money you need to retire than your financial adviser. This practical, no-nonsense guide provides a step-by-step plan that tells you how much money you need to retire with confidence. No retirement is secure without it.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Retirement Planning

Author: Jeff Wuorio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592576920
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introduces informative guidelines on how to plan ahead for a financially secure and comfortable retirement, addressing such concerns as health care, Social Security benefits, post retirement income, lifestyle, and more. Original.

When I m Sixty Four

Author: Teresa Ghilarducci
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400824380
Format: PDF, ePub
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A crisis is looming for baby boomers and anyone else who hopes to retire in the coming years. In When I'm Sixty-Four, Teresa Ghilarducci, the nation's leading authority on the economics of retirement, explains how to confront this crisis head-on, revealing the causes behind the increasingly precarious economics of old age in America and proposing a bold plan to guarantee retirement security for every working citizen. Retirement is one of the hallmarks of a prosperous, civilized market economy. Yet in America today Social Security is on the ropes. Government and employers are dismantling pension security, forcing older people to work longer. The federal government spends billions in exemptions for 401(k)s and other voluntary retirement accounts, yet retirement savings for most workers is falling. Ghilarducci takes an unflinching look at the eroding economic structure of retirement in America--and what she finds is alarming. She exposes the failures of pension regulators and the false hopes of privatized Social Security. She tells the ugly truth about risky 401(k) plans, do-it-yourself retirement schemes, and companies like Enron that have left employees without any retirement savings. Ghilarducci puts forward a sweeping plan to revive the retirement-income system, a plan that will ensure that, after forty years of work, every American will receive 70 percent of their preretirement earnings, guaranteed for life. No other book makes such a persuasive case for overhauling the pension and Social Security system in order to provide older Americans with the financial stability they have earned and deserve.

Can I Retire How Much Money You Need to Retire and How to Manage Your Retirement Savings Explained in 100 Pages Or Less

Author: Mike Piper
Publisher: Simple Subjects
ISBN: 9780997946505
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Find all of the following, explained in plain-English with no technical jargon: How to calculate how much you'll need saved before you can retire How to use annuities to minimize the risk of outliving your money How to choose which accounts (Roth vs. traditional IRA vs. taxable) to withdraw from each year When it makes sense to use a Roth IRA conversion to save on taxes How to choose an appropriate asset allocation for your retirement portfolio How to minimize taxes by proper use of an asset location strategy How to reliably pick winning mutual funds

Beyond Work

Author: Bill Roiter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470675357
Format: PDF, ePub
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Silences the worry financially successful people have over retirement while offering them exciting new ways to think about and plan for a life after work Moving beyond the world of work can be an anxious, fearful time for accomplished professionals fraught with uncertainty and indecision. Do I have enough money to live the life I want? Will I be healthy and able to manage any health problems that arise so that I can live the life I want? Will I be lonely? What kind of life do I want to live? These are the pressing questions they ask themselves and seek answers for. Yet most books on retirement focus mainly on the financial aspects of life after work, offering little of value to those who are financially secure. Beyond Work was written for accomplished people who feel financially secure enough to retire, but who are at a loss when it comes to planning their futures. It gives them the tools to think about all the other important aspects of retirement, so they can make a successful transition to and find meaning and satisfaction in retirement. Explores the four challenges that must be met in order to have a fulfilling retirement: financial, physical, social, and personal Packed with inspiring and instructive real-life retirement stories and practical tools that assist readers in making the transition to life after work

Don t Retire Broke

Author: Rick Rodgers
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1632659182
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Retirement planning was simple and predictable 40 years ago. All you needed was your company pension, personal savings, and Social Security. Those days are long gone. Most public pensions are underfunded, and private companies can’t get rid of them fast enough. Social Security’s own trustees predict it will run out of money in less than 20 years. And most people haven’t saved even a fraction of what they should. Retiring comfortably today is not about saving more, it’s about saving smart. In Don’t Retire Broke, you will learn: Traps to avoid before you retire. How to maximize Social Security benefits. What to do now if you still have a pension. How to keep the IRS out of your IRA. Isn’t it time to make sure you don’t retire broke?