"Miller is an expert on aging and retirement...it shows in his careful reporting on the ominous subject of retirement. He is diligent about listing detailed notes in each chapter to support facts and figures. He paints the picture: "Real estate values and retirement portfolios are depressed, and job security has evaporated...the need to build retirement security has never been greater." He offers ways to build long-term retirement security and boost knowledge on an array of topics from money issues, such as 401(k) plans and managing health care expenses to ways to navigate the 50-plus job market. There are several chapters on the 50-plus job market – how to find a job, start your own business, even how to hire a career coach to help with career transitions. Each chapter concludes with a wealth of resources and suggestions for further reading. The listings are ample guidance, worth keeping close at hand for help along the retirement route." (USA Today, July 25, 2010)
America's baby boom generation has done a poor job preparing for retirement. Now, the economic crisis has ushered in a new reality that will be with us for years to come. Boomers must reexamine their retirement outlook: income, the role of work, and lifestyle expectations.
The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security details realistic strategies for money, work, and living that can be interwoven and leveraged for retirement security despite the tough economy.
• Money: annuities and Social Security, 401(k)s and IRAs, taxes, health care
• Work: reinvent yourself, job-hunting strategies, entrepreneurship
• Life: indulge your passions, voluntourism, returning to school
It is also written very well.
The book I refer to is The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical Strategies for Money, Work and Living, written by Mark Miller.
It just seems like a bunch of generic ideas from web sites strung together to make a book from someone who is a professional writer.
Hard times... sell books like this used on Amazon. Whatever you get will be worth more than the content.Published 1 month ago by Mark Byrd
The book contained useful information that I had questions about. It will be a good resource for someone nearing retirement.Published 7 months ago by Ernie Entzel
If you want to work for the rest of your life, have no plans on receiving one penny from Social Security, and believe health care costs will spiral endlessly higher, than you have... Read morePublished 11 months ago by heather j dreese
As expected, very dry, but suggestions on how to avert problematic retirement are not only dry, they're predictable, at least to me. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Yeats
Mr. Miller begins painting a detailed picture of our sluggish economy and how it might last for several years. Read morePublished on September 5, 2011 by Eric Kunish
I am nearing retirement age and have found the decisions I must make very overwhelming. I wish I had read this book at least 10 years ago. Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by Erik Skinner
If you read just one book on retirement planning - let it be Mark Miller's THE HARD TIMES GUIDE TO RETIREMENT SECURITY. Read morePublished on September 16, 2010 by Manisha Thakor
Looking for advice on how to sell your 50-something self in the current challenging
job market? This is the book for you. Read more
Whilst a lot of Mark's advice is specific to the US there is a lot that is applicable to the UK. As Europe enters its "Austerity Era" there has never been a more important time to... Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Dick Stroud