The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security Practical Strategies for Money, Work, and Living

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-15
  • Publisher: Bloomberg Press

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The Great Recession has placed a wake-up call to America's baby boomers. Many have not saved enough for retirement and have not taken a hard look at how many post-work years they may need to finance.

Author Biography

Mark Miller is a journalist and consultant. He has a nationally syndicated column, "Retire Smart" , and is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post on retirement and aging issues. Miller edits three Web sites focused on the 50+ market: retirementrevised.com, whatsnext.com, and 50plusdigital.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Rethinking Retirement in Hard Timesp. 1
Moneyp. 13
The Great Wake-Up Callp. 15
Getting the Most from Social Securityp. 19
The Old-Fashioned Pension on Life Supportp. 31
Income Annuities: Another Way to Get a Guaranteep. 41
Resuscitating the 401(k)p. 49
Managing Your Health-Care Expense Burdenp. 65
Taxes and Retirementp. 83
Coping with Post-Bubble Real Estatep. 91
How to Hire a Financial Adviserp. 105
Workp. 115
How Working Longer Helpsp. 117
The Fifty-Plus Job Market: Good News, Bad Newsp. 125
Six Rules for Job Huntingp. 133
Fifty-Plus Enterpreneurs: Launching a Lifestyle Businessp. 145
How to Hire a Career Coachp. 159
Livingp. 167
Making a Difference: Encore Careersp. 169
Volunteering in Retirement: Getting Engagedp. 183
Learning and the Path to Brain Fitnessp. 199
About the Authorp. 211
Indexp. 213
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