Take Charge! A Woman's Guide to a Secure Retirement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028641959
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Edie Milligan, founder of Payday Planning Associates, brings vast experience to this important work for women as they plan for retirement. She is both a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Life Underwriter. She has been featured in Money Magazine,Good Housekeeping, the Columbus Dispatch and numerous TV and radio shows. Edie has personally offered financial counseling to more than 2000 families and presented to thousands more. She is the author of Blindsided: Financial Advice for the Suddenly Unemployed, due out in January 2002, and Payday Planning, a financial literacy curriculum for use in employment and social service settings. She also hosts paydayplanning.com, a financial planning and information website.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT.

1. You Are the Planner.

Whose Job Is It? Your Employer Is Not Your Planner. The Adventure Begins. Counselors vs. Planners. Where We Go from Here.

2. A Life View.

Counting Backward. First You Work, Then You Don't. Will Your Money Work for You?

3. A Balancing Act.

Your Lifestyle Now. Your Lifestyle Then. Calculating the Difference.

4. Trust.

It's What Makes Us Unique. The Five Things You Can Do with Money. How Your Government Makes Money.

5. Let's Go Shopping.

At Your Benefits Department. At Your Insurance Agent. At Your Bank. At Your Stockbroker.

6. Putting Together Your Plan.

What Do You Know? Do the Numbers. What Do You Need to Revise?

II. PREPARING FOR RETIREMENT.

7. Performance Evaluation.

Did Social Security Do Its Job? Did Your Employer Do Their Job? Did You Do Your Job?

8. Add It All Up.

Are You Playing Catch-Up? The Pieces of the Pie. Windfall Additions to Your Retirement Plan.

9. Insurance Adjustments.

Long-Term-Care Insurance. Life Insurance. Disability Insurance. Health Insurance. Property and Casualty Insurance.

III. RETIREMENT.

10. Housing Options.

Where Do You Want to Live? Are You Going to Live There Alone? Financial Options.

11. Preparing for Transition.

Hopes and Fears. Friends and Family. New Careers.

12. Uncle Sam Still Wants Your Money.

What's Taxed and What's Not. Tax Planning Strategies. Other Tax Issues.

13. Paying Attention Pays Off.

Managing Your Own Investments. Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

14. If You're Lucky

Family-Based Care. Home Health Care. Nursing Homes.

15. The Final Chapter.

Estate Planning. Final Decisions. Legal Documents.

Epilogue.

Glossary.

Index.

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