This clear, comprehensive guide ensure[s] accuracy and clarity on a highly complicated subject. Contents [include] a sample retirement computation and a valuable glossary. Explanations are straightforward and accessible, while subheadings, bulleted lists, sidebar explanations, italicized terms, clarifying charts, and notes on potential reforms facilitate understanding. VERDICT:
Well organized, clear-cut, and eminently readable, this information-rich guide will make eligibility and application issues significantly less daunting for retirees and survivors and their consultants.
About the Author
Andy Landis is a nationally-known author, speaker, and consultant specializing in Social Security, Medicare, and retirement lifestyle planning. Andy has worked since 1977 with pre-retirees and retirees at Social Security, AARP, a retirement residence, senior centers, Weyerhaeuser, and his own practice, Thinking Retirement. Through Thinking Retirement, Andy conducts Social Security, Medicare, and retirement seminars for the public, Fortune 500 firms, public employers, labor groups, the American Institute of CPAs, the Financial Planning Association, and others. In addition to Social Security, The Inside Story, he has authored professional training courses for the College for Financial Planning and the American Institute of CPAs, and numerous articles for professional journals and the public. He appears on television and radio. He also served as the Washington State chapter president of the International Society for Retirement Planning. Recent projects include leading Thinking Retirement webinars, contributing to the web video Investment Smarts for PBS and AARP, and completing training as a Certified Life Options Retirement Coach. Andy lives in Seattle with Kay, cat, corgi, keyboards, camper, computers, cars, and sometimes kids. Follow Andy and Thinking Retirement on FaceBook. Learn more at www.andylandis.biz.