From the Inside Flap
Not so long ago, the most difficult part of retiring was deciding what you were going to do with all your free time. Today, retirement has become more complex than anyone could have ever imagined. Fluctuations in financial markets coupled with the fact that we'll all be living longer, more active retirement lifestyles have many of us asking, "How am I going to pay for my retirement?"
For four decades, author Paul Merriman has helped and watched people manage their moneyboth before and during retirement. Over the years, working as a hands-on money manager has given him an enormous amount of practical experience with real people in real situations. Now, in Live It Up without Outliving Your Money!, Merriman distills what he has learned into these pages to help you create a portfolio that will fulfill your unique retirement needs.
Based on Merriman's popular retirement workshops, Live It Up without Outliving Your Money! shows you how to create and maintain the perfect retirement portfolio. From determining what assets have the highest probability of giving you the returns you need, to controlling taxes and expenses, the simple strategies outlined within these pages will help you regain confidence in your retirement portfolio.
Filled with real-world stories and practical insights, as well as helpful charts, graphs, and tables, this accessible guide will:
- Motivate you to get into action and improve your financial situation
- Allow you to tailor a financial plan for retirement that takes into account the right amount of risk for you
- Provide useful tools to keep your emotions from derailing your investments
- Examine multiple strategies for withdrawing money once you've retired
- Help you find and hire a financial advisor whose interests are the same as yours
In the coming years, more than seventy million people will enter retirement. Some of them will have to worry about how long their money will last, while others will enjoy the retirement they've planned and prepared for. If you want to make sure your golden years aren't your lean years, follow the proven guidance of Live It Up without Outliving Your Money!
At the companion Web site for this book, www.wiley.com/go/paulmerriman, you will find:
- Updated charts and tables
- More articles by Paul Merriman
- A link to submit a question to Paul
- Paul's answers to questions from readers
- A link to sign up for a free six-month subscription to Paul's monthly newsletter
From the Back Cover
Live It Up without Outliving Your Money!
"Paul Merriman's new book is a rich and meaty guide to achieving real retirement security. It's full of wise, easy-to-follow advice that will stand the test of time."
Knight Kiplinger, Editor in Chief, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine and The Kiplinger Letter
"Read, Live It Up! Not only does Paul Merriman know the secret to making your money work as hard as you do, he loves helping people achieve their goals and dreams."
Paul B. Farrell, author of The Millionaire Code, The Winning Portfolio and The Lazy Person's Guide to Investing
An educational and motivational guide to retiring without running out of money
No one understands this better than Paul Merriman. For four decades, Merriman has helped and watched people manage their moneyboth before and during retirement. Now, in Live It Up without Outliving Your Money!, Merriman distills what he has learned into a sound, time-tested approach to creating a portfolio that will fulfill your unique retirement needs.
Based on Merriman's popular retirement workshops, Live It Up without Outliving Your Money! offers ten straightforward steps to creating and maintaining the perfect retirement portfolio. From determining how much you will need to live on after retirement to recognizing and controlling the expenses of investing, the easy-to-understand strategies outlined within these pages can help you regain confidence in your retirement plan.
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