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.
The Baby Boomers' Guide to Retirement, Health and Happiness: The Baby Boomer's Action Plan to Financial Security and Longevity
Author: Robert Edwards
Publisher: Newark, DE: Speedy Publishing, LLC, 2014
Call No.: English 613.0434 EDW - [HEA]
Summary: Aging isn't as easy as it used to be—especially during an era when 50 is viewed as the new 30. Throughout this savvy Boomers guide to aging, Edwards explains how your Baby Boomer body is changing, and how you need to support those changes so you can continue to enjoy a high quality of life. With a great percentage of Boomers facing retirement without a proper financial cushion, it's vital to start building your financial resources immediately. Edward's chapter on finances might just be the "wake-up" call you've needed to jolt you out of complacency and unwise spending patterns so you won't be blindsided when you reach retirement age.
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, 2010
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.
Getting the Job You Want after 50 for Dummies
Author: Kerry Hannon
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2015
Call No.: English 331.702084 HAN - [BIZ]
Summary: Provides readers over the age of fifty with helpful tips and techniques for updating their resumes, performing well on job interviews, and landing a job in a field or in an area that they are passionate about.
50 plus!: Critical Career Decisions for the Rest of Your Life
Author: Robert L. Dilenschneider
Publisher: New York: Citadel Press, 2015
Call No.: English 650.140844 DIL - [BIZ]
Summary: Offers the over-50-year-old strategies for changing careers, transitioning from employee to entrepreneur, and developing new passions.
How to Get a Good Job After 50: A Step-By-Step Guide to Job Search Success
Editor: Rupert French
Publisher: Wollombi, N.S.W.: Exisle Publishing, 2015
Call No.: English 650.14 FRE - [BIZ]
Summary: Many baby boomers are seeking to stay in the workforce longer and are looking for satisfying, fulfilling jobs. This book is a step- by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job most likely to give job satisfaction and success. It sets out how older workers are often valued in the workplace because of their experience, skills, reliability and sense of responsibility before going on to show how to demonstrate these qualities to prospective employers. It encourages people to adopt a pro-active, 'self-employed' approach, building self- esteem and promoting a time-efficient, self-managed job search program.
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.