How Not to Go Broke at 102!: Achieving Everlasting Wealth

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Your life can be longer, richer, and wiser if you "pre-tool" for your longevity. Author Adriane Berg shows you how to live without compromise in the exciting decades ahead. Thanks to advancements in medicine and technology, your average life span continues to increase each year. Unfortunately, your bank account does not automatically increase at the same pace. Whether you're thirty, fifty, or sixty-five plus, it's never too early or too late to start planning for a lifetime of financial security -- now. Berg ...
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Overview

Your life can be longer, richer, and wiser if you "pre-tool" for your longevity. Author Adriane Berg shows you how to live without compromise in the exciting decades ahead. Thanks to advancements in medicine and technology, your average life span continues to increase each year. Unfortunately, your bank account does not automatically increase at the same pace. Whether you're thirty, fifty, or sixty-five plus, it's never too early or too late to start planning for a lifetime of financial security -- now. Berg addresses the challenges of longevity in your own life and in the lives of your parents and even your children. As a radio advice show host, an attorney, and consultant to nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Berg knows the financial challenges of longevity, but she also knows how you can overcome them. Through a series of profiles, vignettes, and anecdotes, How Not to Go Broke at 102! explains how people of all ages are looking at the trend of increased life expectancy as an opportunity -- not a burden -- and offers proven guidelines for making the right financial choices to insure financial security throughout your long and active life, for yourself and your family.

From housing to healthcare, Berg helps you embrace your aging and offers an exciting image of longevity that will leave you inspired to lead the life you love. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, How Not to Go Broke at 102! carefully looks at the reality behind long-term care, integrating finances, intergenerational planning, housing, work, and healthcare, and reveals newly instituted programs designed to help you navigate the evolving world of longevity planning. In this age of longevity, where all stages of life will be longer, you will have time to create dreams, realize them, and make new ones. With How Not to Go Broke at 102! as your guide, you'll be prepared to take on longevity planning for your family, home, health, money, and work. You'll also feel more confident as you greet each day with a purpose and a plan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471735991
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/7/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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How Not to Go Broke at 102!

Achieving Everlasting Wealth
By Adriane G. Berg

John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0-471-46727-8


Chapter One

The Longevity Revolution

The first fellow to say that life is a marathon, not a sprint, didn't know the half of it. As we look forward to the real possibility of living past 100, it's time to admit that life is long and we need to plan for it. As I write this book, a multitude of faces pass before me. Sometimes I'm writing to an Asian American woman about 65 years old. She has just sold the family store and is wondering if she should consider the Malaysian second home program for her retirement. Sometimes I'm writing to a 30-year-old man in middle management who is wondering whether he and his wife can wait another 10 years to have their first child. Other times I see an African-American couple doing well in their careers, wondering whether to retire early. Most often I see my friends, the centerpiece of today's longevity mega trend, the baby boomer, age 55 or so, looking under 40 and feeling like 14 or 90 depending on their mood.

It was Eubie Blake who said, "If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself." That's the pitch of this book. You will live long. Take better care of yourself spiritually, physically, and financially. All three are so interrelated that we cannot separate our money decisions from our life fulfillment, from where we plan to live or the healthcare weinsure for our families and ourselves. Ultimately, this book is neither about aging nor money, but about self-reliance, independence, dream fulfillment, and above all, social and personal relevance during the decades ahead.

Money does count for happiness, health, and fulfillment. But it also causes unhappiness, want, and health-robbing stress. My life has been the test case, the lightning rod for all the financial woes and triumphs that average folks can experience. Consider me the crash dummy of personal finance. I have watched my own health and happiness rise and decline over my financial status. I have shared the financial journeys of hundreds of clients, radio listeners, readers, and seminar attendees. This book comes from our collective fears, worries, triumphs, and dreams. This is more my credential than my law degree, my financial background, or my research training.

We are all pioneers in longevity. Longevity gives us the time to really learn from our past mistakes and carve out an incredible future. In 1900, the average life expectancy was 47 years old. Imagine how different your thinking, decisions, and basic emotions would be if you anticipated dying before 50. The image of living past 100 has an equally powerful effect on your psyche. Although we consciously start thinking about our "end game" somewhere in middle age, longevity informs our decisions almost from the moment we are born. We decide to postpone or interrupt college, take several jobs, try out a career and sometimes try out marriages, postpone childbearing, get into debt and get back on our feet, delay spending, and invest more. Because, instinctively we know we are making history.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: Gearing Up for a Fabulous Future     1
The Five Challenges of Longevity and How You Will Meet Them     9
Challenge Longevity and Work     23
The Aging Worker Paradox     31
Recent Innovative and Progressive Workplace Solutions     39
Making Rehirement a Reality     45
Dream Fulfillment and Compromise-They Are Both Okay     51
Securing Your Retirement with an End Run Job     59
Challenge Longevity and Your Home     69
Aging in Place     75
Downscaling by Moving     81
Where Will You Live When the World Is Your Oyster?     89
Affordable Lifestyle Dreams for Sale     99
The Real Estate IRA How to Buy Real Estate Now, and Avoid the Baby Boom Rush     109
The Link between Housing, Healthcare, and Lifelong Independence     117
Challenge Longevity and Family     129
Legal Documents That Keep Your Money Always in Your Control     133
Under One Roof-Selling the House and Building the Ancillary Apartment     145
The New Family Financial Dialogue, or The Myth of the Trillion-Dollar Inheritance     149
Challenge Longevity For Healthcare Costs     157
Wealth Is Health-Life for Sale     163
How Will You Pay for Your Healthcare?     171
Medicare and Medicaid     179
Nursing Home Costs     195
Long-Term Care Policies-Choice Not Chance     199
Challenge Longevity and Money     209
Living the Handcrafted Life     213
The Ultimate Strategy for Everlasting Wealth     229
Social Security and Your Pension Will They Carry You Through Longevity?     237
How to Create Your Own Decumulation Plan     243
Ageless Millionaire-Starting at the End     257
Epilogue     265
Find Your Ideal Place to Live     267
Understanding Conservatorship Proceedings     269
Living Wills, Healthcare Proxies, and Powers of Attorney     271
Insurance Company Rating Services     277
Additional Resources     279
Test Your Social Security Knowledge     281
Notes     285
Index     291
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