How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire [NOOK Book]


"Everyone in the workforce today should read this book!"--Horace B. Deets, former Executive Director, AARP

With the right planning, retirement can be the happiest time in life. Award-winning Washington Post retirement columnist and financial expert Stan Hinden helps you guarantee that your retirement will be as enjoyable as possible.

How to Retire Happy provides answers to all your complicated retirement questions. From Social Security and Medicare to long term care insurance and estate planning, Stan covers all the bases. This fully updated and expanded edition of the bestselling guide includes:

  • Practical advice on the 12 most important decisions to make before retiring

  • Guidance on the critical emotional, psychological, and health issues of retirement

  • The latest information on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and changes to the rules governing IRAs and 401(k)s

  • Expert tips on how to arrange an estate to save money on taxes and probate

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071483124
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/9/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 503 KB

Meet the Author

Stan Hinden was a Washington Post financial reporter for 20 years. From 1996 to 2003 he wrote the Post's "Retirement Journal" for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Commentary in 1998.

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Table of Contents

Foreword John C. Bogle ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Decision 1 Am I ready to retire? 1

Decision 2 Can I afford to retire? 17

Decision 3 When should I apply for Social Security? 35

Decision 4 How should I take my pension payments? 63

Decision 5 What should I do with the money in my company savings plan? 77

Decision 6 When do I have to take money out of my IRAs? 95

Decision 7 How should I invest during retirement? 109

Decision 8 What should I do about health insurance? 133

Decision 9 What should I do to prepare for serious illness? 155

Decision 10 Where do I want to live after I retire? 173

Decision 11 How should I arrange my estate to save on taxes and avoid probate? 187

Decision 12 How can I age successfully? 205

Index 225

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2006

    Good Information for Starters

    Basic information for those who haven't given much thought to retirement. The author's view is valuable because, as a current retiree, he has experienced the issues first hand and has put them in a book. But most of the advice is elementary for those who keep up on general financial topics. Finances, on the other hand, is the furthest thing from my wife'd mind, and I know she will gain more from the book then I did. Written simply and very easy to read.

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