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 JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Fred Brock is a business editor and writes the “Seniority” column for The
New York Times. He has also covered business and finance issues for The Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, and the Louisville Courier-Journal. He lives in New Jersey.