AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip

AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip


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Two of the world's leading experts explain the vital link between health and wealth that could add years to your life and dollars to your retirement savings.

All the money in the world doesn't mean a thing if we can't get out of bed. And the healthiest body in the world won't stay that way if we're frazzled about five figures worth of debt. Today Show financial expert Jean Chatzky and the Cleveland Clinic's chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen explain the vital connection between health and wealth—giving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives.

The same principles that allow us to achieve a better body will allow us to do the same for our investment portfolio. For instance, physical and financial stability comes down to the same equation: Inflow versus outflow. Do we burn more calories than we ingest? Likewise, are we making more money than we spend? The authors detail scientific ways to improve our behavior so that the answers tilt in the readers' favor. They also offer ways to beat the system by automating how we do things and limiting our decisions in the face of too much food or too much debt.

Chatzky and Roizen provide a plan for both financial independence and biological strength with action steps to get you there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455567300
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jean Chatzky is an award-winning financial journalist, author, and motivational speaker. She is the Today show's financial expert and has appeared on Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The View, among others. She is the financial ambassador and columnist for AARP The Magazine and hosts the successful HerMoney podcast. Chatzky is also the author of AgeProof, published by Grand Central Life & Style in February 2017. She blogs at

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Introduction: Age Proof Your Life xv

Part I System Checks: The Science of Diagnostics 1

Why we all need a thorough once-over before we make any significant changes

Chapter 1 Body Checks 7

These tests will give you a snapshot of your overall health to tell you where you are and how far you need to go

Chapter 2 Your Fiscal Physical 23

A bank balance isn't the only financial figure you need to keep your eye on. These tests will help you survey your complete monetary landscape.

Part II Breaking Bad Behavior: The Science of Habits 39

Changing your daily deeds isn't a matter of will, but a matter of reengineering

Chapter 3 Here's Your Change 47

To improve your financial picture, make these your top five priorities

Chapter 4 Time for Good Behavior 61

You can strategize your way to a healthy body by making these your top health priorities

Part III Pressure Situations: The Science of Stress: The Science of Inflow and Outflow 71

You have to work against your biological impulses to beat back the greatest threat to your health and wealth

Chapter 5 We Can't Stress This Enough 75

Being frazzled is no fun-and no good for your health. But don't worry: we've got some solutions right here.

Chapter 6 Feeling Spent 88

The biggest way to combat financial stress is through a windfal of information

Part IV Team Works: Science of "Us" 103

They're both private and personal, yes, but health and wealth have to be team sports

Chapter 7 Your People Portfolio 110

One of your greatest investments will be choosing the makeup of your financial team

Chapter 8 Inside Your Health Huddle 125

A strong medical team can help heal you-long before you need it for illness care

Part V Survival Instinct: The Science of Inflow and outflow 147

Why you're not designed to have a balanced body or budget-and how you can make sure that you do

Chapter 9 The Energy Equation 151

Your body's fuel-pumping it in and burning it off

Chapter 10 Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication

Make more, spend less, and watch your wealth grow exponentially

Part VI Go Time: The Science of Catching Up 201

No matter what you've done in the past, it's never too late (till you're six feet under) to get the body or bank account you want

Chapter 11 Making Up for Lost Coin 207

When you have to play financial catch-up, some strategies will help you get back in the game 207

Chapter 12 Never Too Late 221

Steps to take to reverse bad health situations

Part VII Making a Living: The Science of Working 239

Why what you do influences how healthy you are

Chapter 13 Being Worked to Death Life 245

How to make your day job a healthy one

Chapter 14 Paid in Full 256

How to make the most of your health and retirement benefits (even when you're paying for them yourself)

Part VIII Domestic Engineering: The Science of Home 271

Finding peace-and financial security-amid the chaos of your castle (and using that castle as a supplementary retirement safety net)

Chapter 15 Home Bases 275

Your favorite comfort zone should also be your first-line health zone

Chapter 16 Home Runs 288

You put a lot of money into that place you lay your head; if you plan right, it can give you something substantial back

Acknowledgments 309

Index 313

About the Authors 327

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