Top 5 Books on Retirement


Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers)

The Bible tells us that we are to save for times when money is scarce. Retirement, when you no longer work for pay, is certainly one of those times.

But how much should you save, and how can you improve your chances that you won't run out of money?

The concerns surrounding retirement are real. Fortunately, there are some really good books that can help reduce the worry. Whether you are planning for retirement or in your retirement years, these books can help.

1. How to Retire with Enough Money by Teresa Ghilarducci

This is the goal, right--retire with enough money? This is a short, but informational book that covers a broad array of topics. It is one of the few books that even discusses the importance of paying off your mortgage before your retirement years.

2. How to Make Your Money Last by Jane Bryan Quinn

One of the primary financial concerns for retirees is running out of money. In this classic book, Quinn provides strategies to stretch out your retirement dollars.

3. Start Late, Finish Rich by David Bach

As many approach retirement, they realize that they have not saved enough along the way. What are you going to do if this is you? The good news is that you still have some financial moves left, and, in this book, Bach demonstrates how it is never too late to start.

4. Get What's Yours by Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman

Social Security benefits are confusing but, often, an essential part of a person's retirement income. In this book, you'll learn how to maximize your benefits and not leave money on the table.

5. The Smartest Retirement Book You'll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solid

This is a great introduction to retirement planning. There is a ton of understandable and practical advice. The short chapters make this book an easy read. If you've been too intimidated to actually read a book on retirement, this is the one for you.

Retirement planning doesn't have to be intimidating. You can understand how to prepare and thrive during your retirement years. Plan to make your retirement years some of the most fruitful and generous years of your life.

© 2020 Art Rainer

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