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The aging of the baby boomers heralds in its own way a rush to proffer advice and counsel on all topics, from reinventing lives to investing wisely for the short and longer terms. This experienced financial professional jumps at the opportunity of focusing on the latter. By no means a self-acclaimed money wizard, New York Times "Seniority" columnist Brock has, quite literally, learned on the job--and applies his knowledge frankly and pragmatically. What's more, his main message may shock many who have long believed that 70 to 80 percent of final salary is a mandatory number to accumulate for retirement. His recommendation? Based on current and projected savings, it may be just as easy to cut back and simplify lifestyles, whether that means moving to a less expensive area or streamlining postretirement activities or both. Plenty of research and resources support his contention, including Web sites like BestPlaces.net and actual great-to-hear reader stories. There's 81-year-old Elton Pasea of Nederland, Texas, who enjoys his passion of bicycling and an active lifestyle on less than $2,000 a month. Energizing--and extraordinarily enlightening. Barbara Jacobs
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The author wrote a column on "Seniority" for the NY Times "Money and Business" section for some years. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Christopher
This book is a must for those of us that thought we knew how to retire. I am by no means well-to-do and made a middle "middle income". Read morePublished 8 months ago by P. M. Singer
No news here. If you know anything about basic investing then forget this.Published 10 months ago by fishead83
This book was good, a little more technical then I was expecting but provided some good insights. The basics are simple, retire to a cheaper part of the country and your $$ will go... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book entirely refutes the Wall St mantra that says you need 80% of your pre-retirement earnings to survive.
As most of us know, when you retire your spending drops. Read more
It's interesting. Didn't really learn much that I didn't already know. If you know how to live on a budget, you probably already know what is contained in this book.Published 24 months ago by Melba L. Jeffus
As this was released in 2007 before the great recession, the entries pertaining to real estate aren't particularly relevant but are an interesting peek into the mindset at the... Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Candace Coley