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, Third Edition [NOOK Book]

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The bestselling retirement guide—expanded to address the realities of a changed economy



“Everyone in the workforce today should read this book!” –Horace B. Deets, former executive director of AARP



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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, Third Edition

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Overview

The bestselling retirement guide—expanded to address the realities of a changed economy



“Everyone in the workforce today should read this book!” –Horace B. Deets, former executive director of AARP



Award-winning Washington Post retirement columnist Stan Hinden’s bestselling How to Retire Happy has been putting soon-to-be-retirees on solid financial ground for 10 years. Now, this trusted guide has been fully updated to address all the new game-changing issues, ranging from the economic recession to important adjustments in public policy.



When should you take money out of an IRA? Where should you invest for retirement? How does Medicare work? The third edition of How to Retire Happy provides answers to the questions that concern you most—plus, you get all-new information about:



  • Health insurance, Medicare, and the prescription drug plan

  • Getting the most from Social Security

  • Facing the realities of recession

  • Major changes introduced by the Obama administration



The upcoming years will be the most enjoyable time of your life, if you plan well. Apply Hinden’s reliable, easy-to-understand advice and experience a happy, healthful retirement for years and years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071712989
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/24/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 867,560
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stan Hinden wrote the popular column

“The Retirement Journal” for The Washington Post, where

he worked for 23 years.
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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 January 11, 2011

    Skip the sample

    I downloaded the 39 page sample. The first 21 pages were titles, prologs, prefaces, acknowledgements etc. So I got to read less than 9 pages. If they're going to provide a sample they should skip all the the other stuff and let you see content.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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