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The Boomer’s Guide for Retirement Planning: A Selective List September 5, 2007

Filed under: Books,Business,Financial Planning,Nonfiction,research — svref @ 4:00 pm

With nearly two to three million baby boomers retiring every year now, there’s no wonder we have a steady influx of retirement planning books coming out!  Subjects such as retirement plans, Medicare/Medicaid, reverse mortgages, relocation, planning for long-term-care, financial planning, and working after retirement are but a few subjects to consider.  The Sunnyvale Public Library offers educational resources that cover a wide range of quality information these subjects.  The following is a selective list of titles that will start you on your way to an all-around healthier and happier retirement plan:

   Pond, Jonathan. You Can Do It! The Boomer’s Guide to a Great Retirement. 332.024 P (2007). 

If you’ve ever listened to Mr. Pond’s special PBS programs on a PBS channel, then you know how thoroughly delightful and extremely informative he is on the subject of financiial planning in general, and retirement planning in paricular.  He covers investing for retirement, “budgeting for people who hate budgets”, deciding when and where to retire, doubling your retirement income, and much, much more!

 book jacket Weisman, Steve. Boomer or Bust: Your Financial Guide to Retirement, Health Care, Medicare, and Long-Term Care. 332.024 W (2007).

Journalist Weisman (from radio’s A Touch of Gray) takes on the challenge of explaining to boomers how things stand at present, starting with money. He describes retirement plans, investing, annuities, income taxes, reverse mortgages and the effects of age discrimination, then covers planning for long-term care, including home care, assisted-living facilities, nursing homes, and insurance.

book jacket Bolles, Richard Nelson.  What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement. 332.024 B (2007).

Steve Bolles has written the perennial favorite, What Color is Your Parachute?, for many years.  It’s considered a standard for folks trying to discover their niche in the work environment.  Bolles returns to readers with a slight twist on his theme – retirement planning from a “parachutist’s perspective”. 

book jacket Rosenberg, Renee Lee.  Achieving the Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources to Make It Happen. 646.79 R (2007).

Ms. Rosenberg provides a “life skills guide” for achieving a holistically better life after the beginning of mid-life.  She provides good resources to educate her readers to seek that goal.

book jacket Ruffenach, Glenn  The Wall Street Journal Complete Retirement Guidebook: How to Plan It, Live It and Enjoy It. 646.79 R (2007).

No other paper in the financial arena has a much prestige as the Wall Street Journal, and this handy guidebook for us laypeople lives up to our expectations!  Mr. Ruffenach hits many of the subjects eluded to in the introduction to this selective list, and provides a wealth of information worthy of us boomers! 

– These are just five titles in our collection of retirement resources for you.  Many more await you at the library.  Come by and explore many more treasures to enhance your retirement!

                  

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