Be prepared should now be the boomers' slogan for the upcoming wide world of retirementand for the stampede of how-to books. Two seasoned journalists, both of whom regularly cover retirement topics, team to produce a warm and friendly guide to the art and science of this new lifestyle. What is featured here? A bunch of personal stories that will resonate with readers. There's Chicago couple Pam and Larry Satek, who planned a new career as winery owners; former baseball great Nolan Ryan, who, through fits and starts, found his new space; and Judge Herb Folkman, whose second career led to Hollywood. Other topics, from money to relocation, echo those found elsewhere. A healthy dose of informative sidebars, whether listing Web sites that help check financial advisors' backgrounds or answering questions on combatting age discrimination questions, add value. As promised, true windows into the best lives yet to come. Jacobs, Barbara
GLENN RUFFENACH developed and now edits “Encore,” The Wall Street Journal’s bimonthly guide to retirement planning and living.
KELLY GREENE has covered retirement planning since 2001 as a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she works for “Encore” and writes a weekly retirement column.
This book is great for a lot of reasons but the links to many helpful resources alone make it worth the price. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cooking Gardener
I found this a well rounded look at all aspects of retirement, but some of the finanncial advice is based on a 2006 perspective and since the great recession of 2008-09 some of it... Read morePublished 16 months ago by M. Rosene
I recommend people close to retirement to buy it. It is a good step-by-step guide. I learned quite a bit from it.Published on April 28, 2013 by Roger Tang
I've gone through about a dozen retirement books in the past year. This is one of the best. It's very complete. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I have just finished reading this book and found it full of great advice and great examples. There are many real world examples from real people who are happy or unhappy with... Read morePublished on September 17, 2008 by T. CRACK
I have not read this book, but I am giving it five stars because I realized that all but one of the "one star" reviews were one on 27 and 28 November 2007, mostly by "licensed... Read morePublished on July 20, 2008 by Spearhead Soldier
I'd suggest a different book that includes two excellent chapters on the financial aspects of retirement, and eight chapters on the non-financial aspects (including working after... Read morePublished on June 25, 2008 by Diana Witt
I figured these two knew what they were talking about given their credentials. In fact, I was very excited to purchase the book and frankly, start planning my retirement. Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by readsalotofbooks