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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"Want excellent insights on retirement planning from a professional who’s actually experienced retirement himself? You’ll get just that from Stan Hinden’s book, How to Retire Happy, now in its third edition. Stan was a Washington Post financial reporter for 20 years, and after he retired, he wrote the Post’s 'Retirement Journal' column for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. What I like about Stan’s book is that it combines good financial planning information with his story about his own retirement. He’s...

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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

"Want excellent insights on retirement planning from a professional who’s actually experienced retirement himself? You’ll get just that from Stan Hinden’s book, How to Retire Happy, now in its third edition. Stan was a Washington Post financial reporter for 20 years, and after he retired, he wrote the Post’s 'Retirement Journal' column for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. What I like about Stan’s book is that it combines good financial planning information with his story about his own retirement. He’s candid about the mistakes he made and how he’d do things differently with the benefit of hindsight."

--Steve Vernon, columnist, CBSMoneyWatch.com



“Everyone in the workforce today should read this book!”

—Horace B. Deets, former Executive Director, AARP



Award-winning Washington Post retirement columnist Stan Hinden’s bestselling How to Retire Happy helps you decide if you can retire now, or whether you have to stay on the job for a few more years.



This trusted guide has been fully updated to address the stomachchurning issues created by financial market volatility and the economic recession.



Will you have enough money for health care? Do you need—and can you afford—a longterm care policy? How much income can your savings produce?



The third edition of How to Retire Happy provides answers to these questions—plus all-new information about:



  • A new menu of Medigap insurance policies


  • New strategies for maximizing Social Security income


  • Making your money last through a long retirement




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: 438,223
  • 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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