How 50+ Baby Boomers Can Still Retire

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Of all the groups hit hard by the Great Recession, Baby Boomers age 50+ have been hit the hardest. We saw our life savings decimated and our home equity evaporate. Now instead of looking forward to retirement, we wonder how we will merely survive. Many will postpone retirement, but many have also lost their jobs or seen their businesses go under. Our homes are upside down on their mortgages and foreclosures are rampant. At our age, there is not sufficient time to make up these losses. Don't expect sympathy. No ...
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Of all the groups hit hard by the Great Recession, Baby Boomers age 50+ have been hit the hardest. We saw our life savings decimated and our home equity evaporate. Now instead of looking forward to retirement, we wonder how we will merely survive. Many will postpone retirement, but many have also lost their jobs or seen their businesses go under. Our homes are upside down on their mortgages and foreclosures are rampant. At our age, there is not sufficient time to make up these losses. Don't expect sympathy. No one is going to bail us out. Rather, we have to step back, assess what we have left and formulate new retirement plans.

Based on in-depth research and soul-searching feedback from Baby Boomers just like you, this book is for the two-thirds of middle-age Boomers whose lives and retirement plans have been turned upside down by the Great Recession. It opens your eyes to new opportunities and expands your options. An enlightened view of "retirement" and alternatives for achieving it are presented. You will discover that you can still enjoy a fulfilling retirement regardless of the financial destruction wrought by the Recession. Free resources and proven strategies being used by other Boomers are presented within these pages. This is your personal guide to not just survival, but salvaging a meaningful and comfortable retirement lifestyle regardless of your financial situation. In short, it shows you "how to make lemonade out of lemons" by:

• Helping you to re-evaluate your expectations and define retirement in terms of fulfillment, security and comfortability rather than through a prism of how much money you have left in your nest egg.
• Realistically assessing what assets you have - or will have - to support your retirement. Identifying income resources that you might not know exist. Looking at successful means others are employing to generate supplemental income during retirement.
• Innovative strategies being used by thousands of Boomers in your situation to overcome their set-backs.
• Exploring retirement alternatives, such as the pros and cons of retiring abroad where the dollar goes a lot further.
• Simple ways to stretch your dollars without sacrificing the quality of your retirement life.
• Examples of how others have overcome obstacles to enjoy rewarding retirements.

After consuming these pages, you will have traded despair for hope and determination. You will have a new perspective and awareness of the many free tools and resources are available to assist you in creating an exciting retirement plan. Confidence and a positive outlook towards the future will be your reward.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461020288
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

As a Baby Boomer himself, Al Kernek turned 62 just as the economic bubble began to burst and the Great Recession started to unfold. He and his family suffered all the emotional and financial consequences described within these pages, along with millions of older Boomers.

He writes from personal experience. This book is an outgrowth of the research conducted as Al formulated his own survival plan. Some of this work is presented in a Website he established to help older Baby Boomers deal with the effects of the Great Recession and the disastrous impact on their retirement plans. Visit www.BabyBoomerLifeboat.com for recent developments and new programs targeted to help Baby Boomers. Also check out his blog (http://BoomerMuse.BabyBoomerLifeboat.com) for discussion of current issues.

Al is a former Air Force officer and Vietnam veteran with over thirty years of hands-on marketing and management experience in both Fortune 1000 firms and entrepreneurial start-up companies. He has an extensive background in Internet marketing and business consulting.

His credentials include a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in business management, plus many industry and company awards for outstanding achievement. He is also a licensed real estate broker in California.

Al has published two previous books which are widely available in retail and online outlets. One is for real estate agents interested in email newsletters. This can be found at http://www.RENewsletter.com, a Website dedicated to providing Internet marketing tools and services for Realtors. The other book is designed to help small business people and entrepreneurs seeking to market their business online. Both are written in plain English for non-techies. See www.SmallBizSmartMarketing.com for details.

Among Al's many interests are a passion for bike riding along the California coastline, skiing, good mystery and horror novels, charitable works and mentoring small businesses. He resides with his wife and an assortment of critters in Menifee, California. Please contact Al with any questions or comments at his business email: akernek@Babyboomerlifeboat.com. All comments are welcomed.

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