Your Retirement Quest

Author: Alan Spector
Publisher: Cincinnati Book Pub
ISBN: 9780981726984
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your Retirement Quest brings all the elements that are essential to living a fulfilling retirement together in one place. The book enables both prospective and current retirees to envision their future, to develop a personal plan that is unique to their life circumstances, to implement that plan, and to keep it fresh throughout their retirement years. Your Retirement Quest does this by identifying and explaining each of the key elements, by relating the real-life stories of retirees with over 300 cumulative years of retirement experience, by sharing pertinent supporting research, by recognizing the importance of financial security but only in the context of the many other factors that make up a meaningful future, by providing a practical approach to retirement planning, and by revealing the 10 Secrets for Creating and Living a Fulfilling Retirement. Your Retirement Quest is also an important book for employers who are interested in ensuring their most experienced employees are fully engaged at work. The book helps in this regard by bringing clarity and certainty to the employee's future, thereby allowing him or her to reduce distraction and anxiety and to direct more energy into his or her work.

Rescuing Retirement

Author: Teresa Ghilarducci
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231546270
Format: PDF
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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.

Racing the Sunset

Author: Scott Tinley
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592286638
Format: PDF, Docs
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A seventh-generation Californian, Scott Tinley led the quintessential Golden State dream. As he grew from beach rat to lifeguard to a recreational administration major, it seemed only natural to him that he would try to parlay the athletic skills gleaned from this idyllic lifestyle into a profession as one of the best triathletes in the world. For twenty years, his skill, tenacity, and devil-may-care attitude guided him along that path. But when age, and no amount of training would prop up his performances, his athletic gold rush went bust. Cracks in his psyche began to show, as if beneath it all--like much of California itself--his athletic life had been built on a fault and the triathlon had been a stage set. Always introspective and inquiring, Tinley threw himself headlong into athlete retirement and the larger issues of life transition and change. His new journey, driven by his quest for personal growth and healing, was filled with pain, false starts, and heartrending intimacies. It led him to hundreds of other retired professional athletes who would openly discuss their own triumphs and tragedies. With much discipline, Tinley completed one of the most thorough athlete research projects ever attempted, and befriended such superstars as Bill Walton, Eric Heiden, Greg LeMond, Jerry Sherk, Steve Scott, and Rick Sutcliffe. Along the way he uncovered secrets about himself and the process of change, turmoil, and final acceptance, all shared openly and eloquently in Racing the Sunset. This book will do for athletes of every level what Passages did for an entire generation.

A Race Between Time and Money Domino s Quest for Retirement Wisdom

Author: John Lau, CFP®, CPA
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483423719
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When Domino starts talking about retiring, his wife of thirty years gets nervous. After all, they’ve never come up with a plan for retirement, and so they seek advice from their longtime friend, Jim. He gets them thinking about key issues, such as health care costs, lifestyle changes, and tax implications. So begins Domino’s quest for wisdom to discover whether or not he can stop working. Like so many others in the same situation, he seeks to answer questions such as: Will I run out of money before I run out of time? What are the best ways to build and preserve wealth? What can I do to maximize the value of my Social Security benefits? How can I minimize taxes when passing down money and real estate? As he digs deeper, he learns that he’ll need to make the right moves to enjoy retirement while leaving a lasting legacy for his heirs and loved ones. That’s the only way to win A Race between Time and Money.

Your Quest for Home

Author: Marianne Kilkenny
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1601660464
Format: PDF
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Helping you define how and with whom you want to live out your later years... years filled with companionship and security, infused with a profound sense of home. Chances are, if you have picked up this Guidebook you have entertained the idea of living in community. Marianne Kilkenny has laid out steps for you to take, questions that need answering, and ideas to ponder... all to help you define and then create the Community you want to live in. Full of exploratory exercises and powerful content, this Guidebook is a necessary companion for anyone who is seeking out their Happily Ever After.

By All Means Necessary

Author: Elizabeth Economy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199921784
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive account of the Chinese economy's considerable growth in recent decades traces their efforts to obtain the considerable resources needed to maintain the country's expansion, exploring how their efforts have had benefits and consequences for the rest of the world.

Quest for Justice

Author: Darwin Payne
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is not only a carefully told and well-documented story about Louis A. Bedford Jr. and his many accomplishments in jurisprudence and public affairs, but also a study of how a local community struggled with race relations before the Supreme Court's opinion in Brown v. Board of Education.

The Quest for Alpha

Author: Larry E. Swedroe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118005705
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The final word on passive vs. active investing The debate on active investing-stock picking and market timing-versus passive investing-markets are highly efficient and almost impossible to outperform-has raged for decades. Which side is right? In The Quest for Alpha: The Holy Grail of Investing, author Larry E. Swedroe puts an end to the debate, proving once and for all that active investing is likely to prove futile as the associated expenses-costs, fees, and time spent analyzing individual stocks and the overall market-are likely to exceed any benefits gained. The book Presents research, data, and quotations that reveal it's extremely difficult to outperform the market Explains why investors should focus on asset allocation, fund construction, costs, tax efficiency, and the building of a globally diversified portfolio that minimizes, if not eliminates, the taking of idiosyncratic, uncompensated risks Other titles by Swedroe: The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You'll Ever Need and The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan Investors are on a never-ending search for a money manager who will deliver returns above the appropriate risk-adjusted benchmark, aka the "Holy Grail of Investing." The Quest for Alpha demonstrates that it's a loser's game-while it's possible to win, it's so unlikely that you shouldn't try.

The Longevity Economy

Author: Joseph F. Coughlin
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610396650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Oldness: a social construct at odds with reality that constrains how we live after middle age and stifles business thinking on how to best serve a group of consumers, workers, and innovators that is growing larger and wealthier with every passing day. Over the past two decades, Joseph F. Coughlin has been busting myths about aging with groundbreaking multidisciplinary research into what older people actually want--not what conventional wisdom suggests they need. In The Longevity Economy, Coughlin provides the framing and insight business leaders need to serve the growing older market: a vast, diverse group of consumers representing every possible level of health and wealth, worth about $8 trillion in the United States alone and climbing. Coughlin provides deep insight into a population that consistently defies expectations: people who, through their continued personal and professional ambition, desire for experience, and quest for self-actualization, are building a striking, unheralded vision of longer life that very few in business fully understand. His focus on women--they outnumber men, control household spending and finances, and are leading the charge toward tomorrow's creative new narrative of later life--is especially illuminating. Coughlin pinpoints the gap between myth and reality and then shows businesses how to bridge it. As the demographics of global aging transform and accelerate, it is now critical to build a new understanding of the shifting physiological, cognitive, social, family, and psychological realities of the longevity economy.

The Happiness of Pursuit

Author: Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0385348851
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest. When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment. Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. These “questers” included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world’s largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.’s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books. The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation. Equally fascinating is Chris’ examination of questing’s other side, including questers’ acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. What happens after the summit is climbed, the painting hung, the endurance record broken, the “at risk” community saved? A book that challenges each of us to take control – to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment -- The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration. It’s a playbook for making your life count.