Ready for retirement? Check out some of our titles on financial planning for retirement to find out the tips and tricks on how to get the best bang for your bucks.
Saving for Retirement (Without Living like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery)
Author: Gail MarksJarvis
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J.: FT Press, c2013
Call No.: 332.0240145 MAR -[BIZ]
Summary: How much do you want to save when you retire? Do you need help saving for retirement?
Get advice on how to take action in this updated and revised edition for the ordinary person who does not understand how to go about saving for retirement. In this book, MarksJarvis, a prize-winning Chicago Tribune columnist, explains complicated financial topics in a way that is easy-to-understand. He also gives useful tips and insights into investment calculation and financial planning.
1001 Little Ways to Spend Less & Live Well
Author: Esme Floyd and Carol Morley
Publisher: London: Carlton Books, c2009
Call No.: 332.024002 FLO -[BIZ]
Summary: "Reach for it! Supermarkets usually put the premium brands between knee and shoulder height, with the highest markup items positioned at chest level, so you instinctively and easily grab the higher-priced items. Take a look at the shelves in your supermarket and reach to get the cheaper products."
This and another 1000 little bite-size tips on the topic of spending less and living well can be found in this handy little book.
Inflation-Proof Your Portfolio: How to Protect Your Money from the Coming Government Hyperinflation
Author: David Voda
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, c2012
Call No.: 332.024 VOD -[BIZ]
Summary: "… for the purpose of protecting your wealth against inflation, consider owning a basket of investments in tangible things: gold, silver, oil, real estate, and other commodities."
Want to get the best investment strategies to protect your portfolio against inflation? Formulate a financial plan and to inflation-proof your portfolio. It is something that should not be pushed to the last minute.
What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement: Planning a Prosperous, Healthy, and Happy Future
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed Press, c2010
Call No.: 332.024014 NEL-[BIZ]
Summary: A spin-off from the popular 'What Color is Your Parachute' series of books, this book focuses on planning for retirement.
A good retirement plan is based on three aspects: prosperity, happiness and health. These could be further broken down into seven categories:
- relationships (after retiring),
- psychological strength (what you are good at),
- biological practice (balance diet and exercise),
- medical uses (type of medical care you need – traditional or alternative),
- financial pillars (personal finance),
- geographical (what to do and where),
- ways to live (type of life you want).
Very often, one may focus on only the financial aspects after retiring; whether one is financially secured for his lifestyle after retirement and neglect other equally important concerns such as relationships and ways to occupy one's time. This book is thus useful as it offers a holistic view on retirement.
Securing Your Future: Working Towards a Comfortable Retirement
Publisher: Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, 2010
Call No.: 332.024014 TSA -[BIZ]
Summary: "Even if you cannot afford elaborate healthcare plans that cover every visit to the doctor, you should consider a medical indemnity agreement under which the insurer agrees to pay certain medical costs as defined by the contract. You are exempt from paying certain costs as outlined by your policy."
More tips can be found in this step-by-step guide on how to better manage unexpected financial situations in your retirement years. This is especially important with the expected rise of healthcare costs. Readers will also find it useful as it is targeted for Singapore residents.
The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning
Author: Taylor Larimore
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2009
Call No.: 332.024014 BOG-[BIZ]
Summary: In an uncertain economy, starting an investment portfolio may seem to be a counter-intuitive move. However, this does not mean that one should not invest, especially when planning for retirement, but rather focus on the basics of sensible investment.
The series of articles found in this book are written by ordinary people, teachers, entrepreneurs and small business owners. They are all committed to help others understand investing, through their own personal experiences and research. Their advice is based on John C. Bogle's 'Twelve Pillars of Wisdom'. Bogle is the founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group that invests extensively in mutual funds. He developed his twelve pillars as guiding principles to help people build sensible and productive investment portfolios.
To find out more about the twelve pillars and how to apply them, do check out this book.
BoomerPreneurs: How Baby Boomers Can Start Their Own Business, Make Money and Enjoy Life
Author: Mary Beth Izard
Publisher: [Kansas City, Kan.?]: Achēve Consulting, c2010
Call No.: 646.79 IZA
Summary: "… age isn't the barrier some people think it is. Research by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) reports that one out of three self-employed Boomers made the leap to self-employment after age 50, either as a transition to retirement or to supplement their incomes and do something they wanted to do."
What should baby boomers consider before starting up a business? Is starting up a business the right thing for you? This book provides a step-by-step guide that addresses the unique needs and concerns of baby boomers starting a business at 50-plus.
60 Things to Do When You Turn 60: 60 Experts on the Subject of Turning 60
Editor: Ronnie Sellers
Publisher: Portland, Me.: Sellers Publishing, c2006
Call No.: 646.79 SIX
Summary: "Sixty. Yeah! Seems to me like the perfect time to rebuild our physical and mental selves for the decades ahead. With the invulnerability of youth long gone from our psyches, we have to face the realities of our deteriorating bodies and do everything we can to preserve them. Oh and while we are at it, it helps to reprogram some of our thought processes as well to keep our outlook optimistic and our minds sharp."
Contributed by 60 celebrities, artists, pundits, financial gurus, medical specialists and theologians, this book comprises a wealth of information and advice for those approaching their Big Six-Oh.
The Chinese Way to Wealth and Prosperity: 8 Timeless Strategies for Achieving Financial Success
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Author: Michael Justin Lee
Publisher: New York: McGraw-Hill, c2012
Call No.: 332.024 LEE -[BIZ]
Summary: This is an inspiring and practical book on how to gain financial success based on ancient Chinese wisdom that has been used by millions of people across the world for centuries. There are many ancient proverbs and stories that are known to the Chinese throughout the book, and Lee shares with readers how to apply them in today's world.