The Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement: How to Save for Your Future Today

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The knowledge and confidence you need to shape your future—today

"With her usual warmth and compassion, Mary Hunt takes the fear out of an often-terrifying topic. Any woman who's ever wanted to be able to retire confidently can benefit from the down-to-earth knowledge in this book."—Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money columnist and author of The 10 Commandments of Money

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Overview

The knowledge and confidence you need to shape your future—today

"With her usual warmth and compassion, Mary Hunt takes the fear out of an often-terrifying topic. Any woman who's ever wanted to be able to retire confidently can benefit from the down-to-earth knowledge in this book."—Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money columnist and author of The 10 Commandments of Money

"From cover to cover, an informative and even delightful read on a tough-to-face subject! In her personal style, Mary cuts to the chase on exactly how to make the most of the opportunities and resources you have today, so that you can sail through the golden years. Mary holds your hand and walks you through it step by step. Just what I needed right now! Thank you, Mary!"—Teri Gault, CEO and founder, TheGroceryGame.com

"The Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement takes the fear out of financial planning and gives women a financial blueprint they can relate to. Any woman who reads this book will walk away confident and in control of her finances."—Ellen Breslau, editor-in-chief, Grandparents.com

"You don't have to live in fear of your future in retirement. The Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement brings clarity to all your financial questions. Mary Hunt feels like a friend sharing hope for the future."—Melissa Montana, CEO/president, STAR Educational Media Network

"Powerful, practical, and solid advice on facing retirement with confidence. Apply Mary Hunt's knowledge and you'll feel empowered."—Gerri Detweiler, nationally recognized credit expert and host of Talk Credit Radio

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Editorial Reviews

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"Mary Hunt comes to the rescue with a simple and friendly book that provides just the information women need to start planning now, no matter their age….this guide is a smart stepping-stone toward a comfortable future."
Booklist
"Hunt concludes there is more to retirement than just money and emphasizes good health, relationships, and meaningful activities. Important information for a wide range of library patrons, including a valuable glossary of financial terms."
Library Journal
★ 09/01/2013
Hunt is the founder of the website Debt-Proof Living (also a book), the author of more than 20 titles on personal finance (7 Money Rules for Life), and a frequent guest on the Today show. In her latest title, she invites women to a practical and jargon-free conversation about retirement planning in which she shares six strategies she recommends for all women regardless of age: developing a money management system, building an emergency fund, getting out of debt, maximizing retirement accounts, owning one's own home, and building an investment portfolio. Hunt's advice is easy to understand, direct, and motivating. She identifies important financial milestones by decade over the course of a woman's career, as well as steps women who are in their 50s but just beginning to think about retirement should take to catch up. Hunt learned money management the hard way—by bringing her own family out of $100,000 in credit card debt—and her real-life examples, sense of humor, and helpful analogies put the financial literacy needed for retirement planning within reach. The glossary, notes, and index are especially useful. VERDICT Hunt's guide will allow women at all stages of life to plan confidently for retirement. Highly recommended.—Jane Scott, George Fox Univ. Lib., Newberg, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800721138
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Pages: 213
  • Sales rank: 175,726
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, a syndicated columnist, and a sought-after motivational speaker who helps men and women battle the epidemic of consumer debt. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living, which features financial tools, resources, and information for her online members. Her books have sold more than a million copies, and her daily newspaper column, Everyday Cheapskate, is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers. Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as NBC's TODAY and Dr. Phil. She and her husband live in California.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Everyone should read this book. Great information about planning now for the future no matter what your age. Easy to follow guidelines for a secure retirement. All of Mary Hunt's books are worth the read, especially if her advice is put to use!

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

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    Well written with well-divided chapters, this book is a grea





    Well written with well-divided chapters, this book is a great reference for women of all ages.  Despite the title, the basic principles also apply to men as well.  From saving for the future to paying off debt, this book gives plenty of tips.  What's great is that several financial options and perspectives are given so the reader can pick what works best for them.  Additionally, there is glossary in the back for financial terms that will come in handy.  There are plenty of referenced websites, banks, and financial institutions.  While this book is not too technically deep, there are some formulas and tables thrown in.  This is a quick reference that will make saving for retirement seem manageable and not daunting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    I just received my copy and it is everything it was promised to

    I just received my copy and it is everything it was promised to be.  I've been following Mary's financial principals for a couple of years now and I"m almost debt free!
    I look forward to implementing the next stage as outlined in her book.  Char92106 

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

    Mary Hunt has made this book so easy to read and understand! The

    Mary Hunt has made this book so easy to read and understand! The chapters range from saving your money today and paying down your debt to investing for your future and everything in between. She keeps the chapters short and yet they are filled with great advice and tips that you can easily apply immediately!




    We all should plan for our future and for some it is just frightening and can be overwhelming… if that is you then please read Mary's book! You will be so thankful! 

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

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    Mary Hunt in her new book, ¿The Smart Woman¿s Guide To Planning

    Mary Hunt in her new book, “The Smart Woman’s Guide To Planning For Retirement”  published by Revell shows  us How to Save for Your Future Today.




    From the back cover:  The knowledge and confidence you need to shape your future—today




    What do you want to do when you retire? Travel? Pursue hobbies? Spend time with friends and family? If you want to turn those dreams into reality, you need a plan. If you’re not sure where to start, you need personal financial expert Mary Hunt.




    With her signature no-nonsense, energetic style, Mary clearly covers every aspect of retirement planning during every season of your life–all in language you can understand. Whether you’re staring retirement in the face or you have decades of work ahead of you, Mary offers sound advice on everything from savings and investment to debt reduction and Social Security.




    Let us face the truth.  According to a 2012 survey, 92 percent of women of all ages in this country don’t feel they’re educated enough to reach their retirement savings goals.  Not only is that a staggering statistic it is also frightening.  It is time to provide a tool for women to use to plan for and manage retirement.  Mary Hunt has done exactly that with “The Smart Woman’s Guide To Planning For Retirement”.  In twenty chapters Ms. Hunt outlines the plans that we need to implement such as pay off debt, save an emergency fund, pay cash and not charge and then goes one step further.  Chapter sixteen’s title is “Popular Ways To Commit Financial Suicide”.  If you think you ever will want to retire and actually enjoy your retirement then you need to read this book.  ”The Smart Woman’s Guide To Planning For Retirement” is a must have book.  You might want to hold it in a special place on your shelf you might be referring to it again and again.  This is also a great book to give as gifts to family and friends.  They will think of you every time they put it to use.  I recommend it highly.




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”




    “Available November 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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