AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life: Smart Choices About Money, Health, Work, Lifestyle ... and Pursuing Your Dreams

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Solid solutions and step-by-step instructions for planning the next stage of your life

Life after 50 isn?t what it used to be. The rules have changed. No more guaranteed pensions, retiree health plans, or extensive leisure and travel. It?s time to forge new paths and create innovative models. That?s where the AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life comes in. Bart Astor, author of more than a dozen books, offers a comprehensive guide for making ...

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Overview

Solid solutions and step-by-step instructions for planning the next stage of your life

Life after 50 isn’t what it used to be. The rules have changed. No more guaranteed pensions, retiree health plans, or extensive leisure and travel. It’s time to forge new paths and create innovative models. That’s where the AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life comes in. Bart Astor, author of more than a dozen books, offers a comprehensive guide for making lifestyle decisions, growing your nest egg, and realizing your goals. This AARP book—

  • Provides guidance on the key areas you’ll need to consider: finances and work, health and fitness, Medicare and Social Security, estate planning, insurance, housing, and more
  • Offers expert tips on creating age- and health-specific goals through a personal “Level of Activity” scale based on how active you can and want to be
  • Includes tips for finding fun and fulfilling activities and even completing your bucket list
  • Supplies ready-to-use worksheets to help you set and meet financial planning goals, get your legal affairs in order, and maintain adequate health insurance
  • Contains a comprehensive list of valuable resources
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118401125
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/29/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 86,904
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bart Astor (BartAstor.com) is a recognized expert in life's transitions and eldercare. His Baby Boomer's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents is in its second printing. Author of eleven other books as well, Astor has appeared on television and radio shows, including ABC's Good Morning America, PBS's Marketplace, and Ric Edelman's The Truth About Money.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Where Are You on the Level of Activity Scale? 1

Chapter 2 What Are Your Goals for This Stage in Life? 9

Chapter 3 Staying Healthy for the Rest of Your Life 21

Chapter 4 All About Health Insurance 51

Chapter 5 Making It Last for the Rest of Your Life 71

Chapter 6 Transitioning from Full-Time Work 95

Chapter 7 What Do You Want to Do with the Rest of Your Life? 107

Chapter 8 Transitioning What You Own 131

Chapter 9 Have “the Talk” with Your Heirs 147

Chapter 10 Home Sweet Home 161

Chapter 11 Relationships with Family and Friends 179

Afterword 199

Acknowledgments 201

About the Author 203

Index 205

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

    An easy read, well-organized, useful information. For all of us

    An easy read, well-organized, useful information. For all of us who have worked full-time for so many years and are now facing a life without a schedule (or earned income), this book helps readers like us think outside the box about what is possible and how to plan for it. I loved the life stories—like people I know. They made the book’s advice very real.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Did not find anything of value in this book.  Most people would

    Did not find anything of value in this book.  Most people would have known 90% of what's written before reading this.  Save your money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Highly Recommend Reading This Book!!

    Highly Recommend. I wish that I had read it prior to retirement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Highly recommend when thoughts about retiring emerge

    The format of the book and writing is easy to read while providing important information in lay men's terms. I am certain that it will be referred to often as I contemplate retiring from teaching earlierr than I ever expected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Chock full of practical solutions without the condescending tone

    Chock full of practical solutions without the condescending tone these books sometimes have.  It's also a pleasurable read with interesting profiles, personal stories and easy to use tools. Overall, it inspired me to get off the treadmill and draft up a good roadmap! I may also give this as a stocking stuffer or gift to some key friends and family this upcoming holiday season. We could all use a little inspiration in planning for the future.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    As a 40-Something still in the throws of child-rearing, I have a

    As a 40-Something still in the throws of child-rearing, I have avoided "The Rest of My Life" like the plague. I was sandwiched between the notions that this stage of my life would never really arrive, and I was too busy to plan for it anyway. After reading Bart's Roadmap I not only have renewed hope that the rest of my life will indeed arrive, but that planning to live in it won't be nearly as complicated as I imagined.

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

    This book covers so many important things for those of us who ar

    This book covers so many important things for those of us who are starting to think about the rest of our lives. I know I don't have any idea of what it will be like to "retire" -- I have several more years before I can even think about that. But I know I need to plan now, not wait. And not just about financial things or insurance. But what I want to do with my time and energy. The book is really easy to read and the author gives very specific advice and tips. I particularly liked the Life Stories he includes. There were several I related to. And as a result of this book I'm going to write that special letter to my kids now.

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