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See also: Investing and Personal Finance

Selected Books

Brock, Fred
Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future
HG179.B7438 2008
The bestselling, hands-on retirement guide from Fred Brock, thoroughly updated and expanded for in-depth advice on housing assets, health-care options, and more. Learn how to cut back and simplify lifestyles.
Brooks, Connie
How to Retire Comfortably and Happy on Less Money than the Financial Experts Say You Need
Insider Secrets to Spending Less While Living More
HG179.B7453 2008
This books shows you how you can achieve your dream retirement without obsessing about saving and without overspending. You will learn how to manage your expenses, how to reduce and eliminate debt, how to save and invest wisely, how to use retirement planning tools, how to reduce living expenses, how to downsize to a smaller, less expensive property, how to save on small items, how to prioritize your insurance, and how to cut back.
Farr, Michael K.
A Million Is Not Enough: How to Retire with the Money You'll Need
HG179.F36 2008
Michael Farr, one of America's leading financial strategists, shows you that a goal of a million dollars in retirement funds can absolutely be accomplished -- no matter what your income bracket.
Howells, John
Retirement on a Budget
HG179.H686 2007x
John Howells, a nationally recognized expert on retirement living, discusses up-to-date information on such topics as affordable housing, medical care, recreational and cultural opportunities, reducing the danger of crime, best climates, and availability and quality of senior services. This essential guide provides all the tools for enjoying an affordable, active, and safe retirement.
Merriman, Paul
Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money!: Getting the Most From Your Investments in Retirement
HG179.M432 2008
Completely expanded and updated, Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money! gives readers simple strategies to add between $1,000 and $10,000 to their monthly income in retirement. Merriman has his own web site:
Munnell, Alicia Haydock and Steven A. Sass
Working Longer: The Solution to the Retirement Income Challenge
HD6280.M86 2008
Working Longer investigates the prospects for moving the average retirement age from 63 to 66. Munnell and Sass ask whether future generations will be healthy enough to work beyond the current retirement age and whether older men and women want to work. They examine companies' incentives to employ older workers and ask what government can do to promote continued participation in the workforce.
Ruffenach, Glenn and Kelly Greene
The Wall Street Journal. Complete Retirement Guidebook: How to Plan It, Live It and Enjoy It
HQ1063.2.U6 R84 2007
Learn how to tailor a financial plan for the lifestyle you want. Provides a timeline for decisions to make and steps to take ten years, five years and one year before you retire.
Rye, David E. and Kori Bowers
The 250 Retirement Questions Everyone Should Ask
HQ1063.2.U6 R93 2008
Plan well, and you will truly enjoy retirement. Plan poorly, and you could suffer a financial disaster. The 250 Retirement Questions Everyone Should Ask makes sure your retirement is enjoyable and worry-free. Filled with specific tips and abundant resources, this book is the quick-and-easy answer to your retirement concerns.
Shepherd, Heather L.
101 Businesses You Can Start with Less Than One Thousand Dollars: For Retirees
HD62.5.S533 2007
According to the Social Security Administration, today's retirees can only count on pensions and social security for 61 percent of their income so many will start a part-time business for extra income. This book features over 100 business ideas selected for retirees that can be started with minimum training and investment and most of which can easily be operated by one person.


Can you afford to retire?
(DVD) HD7105.45.U5 C3724 2006x
Originally broadcast on May 16, 2006 as an episode of the television series: Frontline. Examines the trend by which corporations are replacing traditional pensions with 401(k) accounts, thereby shifting costs to employees and, in many cases, leaving retirees underfunded.

Web Sites

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  • Choose to Save
    On this website by the American Savings Education Council, you can estimate the projected cost-of-living at retirement and the amount you will need to save to attain it.
  • Forbes: Retirement
    Not only how to save for retirement but what to do once you retire.
  • Huffington Post: Best Places to Retire
    A variety of articles on the topic from their blog.
  • Internal Revenue Service: Information for Retirees and Seniors
    Includes a list of publications and forms that address tax issues for retirees and senior citizens.
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a federal corporation created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), protects the retirement incomes of more than 43 million American workers - one of every four working persons - in nearly 38,000 private defined benefit pension plans.
  • Pension Rights Center
    The country's only consumer organization dedicated solely to protecting and promoting the pension rights of American workers, retirees and their families.
    The Retirement Living Information Center, Inc., was established to assist seniors in living out their retirement years, especially in finding housing that matches the lifestyle or needs of seniors. Their resources include books and online publications, tax information, a guide to state aging agencies, retirement news, shopping for special assistive products and services, and links to online stores.
    Provides technical and planning information on Roth IRAs to practitioners and consumers.
  • Social Security Online
    The official government site provides up to date social security and retirement information and tells you how to get answers to your questions.
    U.S. federal government web site with information on how to protect yourself from fraud and how to report fraud.
  • Third Age: Retirement
    Deals with many retirement issues.