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Personal Finance For Seniors For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The fast and easy way for Baby Boomers to protect their financial future

Are you nearing (or already basking in) retirement? This helpful guide addresses the unique financial opportunities and challenges you'll face as you enter your golden years.

Personal Finance For Seniors For Dummies empowers you to chart your financial course for the decades to come, guiding you through the basics of creating a budget for retirement, investing accrued ...

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Personal Finance For Seniors For Dummies

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Overview

The fast and easy way for Baby Boomers to protect their financial future

Are you nearing (or already basking in) retirement? This helpful guide addresses the unique financial opportunities and challenges you'll face as you enter your golden years.

Personal Finance For Seniors For Dummies empowers you to chart your financial course for the decades to come, guiding you through the basics of creating a budget for retirement, investing accrued assets, taking advantage of governmental and nongovernmental benefits and planning for your family's future. You'll get trusted, practical information on reexamining investment strategies and rebalancing a portfolio, long-term care options, pension plans and social security, health care, Medicare, and prescription drug costs, and so much more.

  • Advice on how to invest, spend, and protect your wealth
  • Guidance on wills and trusts
  • Other titles by Tyson: Personal Finance For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Home Buying For Dummies

Personal Finance For Seniors For Dummies is basic enough to help novices get their arms around thorny financial issues, while also challenging advanced readers to identify areas for improvement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470636978
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 518,335
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Eric Tyson is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor, writer, and lecturer. He is the bestselling author of Personal Finance For Dummies and Mutual Funds For Dummies.

Bob Carlson is editor of the monthly newsletter "Retirement Watch" and author of The New Rules for Retirement.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Working toward Retirement.

Chapter 1: Looking Ahead to Your Future.

Chapter 2: Protecting Your Employment Income and Your Health.

Chapter 3: Developing a Retirement Plan.

Chapter 4: Identifying Retirement Investments and Strategies.

Chapter 5: Grasping Retirement Accounts and Their Rules.

Part II: Making Money Decisions in Retirement.

Chapter 6: Managing Budgets and Expenses.

Chapter 7: Guiding Investments and Distributions in Retirement.

Chapter 8: Making Important Housing Decisions.

Chapter 9: Considering Your Long-Term Care Insurance Needs and Options.

Part III: Dealing with Government Programs.

Chapter 10: Making Your Best Choices under Social Security.

Chapter 11: Getting the Most Out of Medicare.

Chapter 12: The State Health Care System Backup: Medicaid.

Part IV: Estate Planning: It's More than Just Dead People and Lawyers.

Chapter 13: The Basics on Estate Planning.

Chapter 14: Eyeing Wills and Other Legal Documents.

Chapter 15: Tackling the Federal Estate Tax When You Have Too Much Money.

Chapter 16: Focusing on Estate Taxes and the Many Types of Trusts.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Common Retirement and Estate Planning Mistakes.

Chapter 18: Ten Things to Know About Working in Retirement.

Chapter 19: Ten (or So) Tips to Know About Caring for Your Aging Parents.

Index.

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