Retirement on a Shoestring

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Retirement can be a time to travel, to volunteer, or do nothing at all. Unfortunately not everyone has a company pension or a profitable investment portfolio to support their plans for the retirement years. For many the main source of retirement dollars will be Social Security benefits. Retirement on a Shoestring explains how to maximize your retirement income and enjoy these years in comfort. John Howells, a nationally recognized expert on retirement living, discusses up-to-date information on such topics as ...
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Overview

Retirement can be a time to travel, to volunteer, or do nothing at all. Unfortunately not everyone has a company pension or a profitable investment portfolio to support their plans for the retirement years. For many the main source of retirement dollars will be Social Security benefits. Retirement on a Shoestring explains how to maximize your retirement income and enjoy these years in comfort. John Howells, a nationally recognized expert on retirement living, discusses up-to-date information on such topics as affordable housing, medical care, recreational and cultural opportunities, reducing the danger of crime, best climates, and availability and quality of senior services. This essential guide provides all the tools for enjoying an affordable, active, and safe retirement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762728497
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: Choose Retirement Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Howells has written and co-authored several other books about retirement locations, including Choose Mexico and Choose Costa Rica. He also writes about retirement and travel in magazines such as Successful Retirement and International Living. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Retirement Communities. John and his wife live in Pacific Grove, California and Costa Rica.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Golden Retirement Years 1
Chapter 2 Retirement Strategies 17
Chapter 3 Working and Retirement 51
Chapter 4 Your Tax and Mortgage Investments 77
Chapter 5 Now It's Your Turn! 95
Chapter 6 Moving Away for Retirement 127
Chapter 7 Weather, Crime, and Your Budget 141
Chapter 8 Mobile Home Living 155
Chapter 9 College Town Retirement 171
Chapter 10 RVs and Retirement 187
Chapter 11 Singles and Retirement 213
Chapter 12 Foreign Retirement 229
Chapter 13 Some of Our Favorite Retirement Places 249
Appendix Sales Tax by State 281
Index 283
About the Author 287
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