Save Yourself: Your Guide to Saving for Retirement and Building Financial Security

Save Yourself: Your Guide to Saving for Retirement and Building Financial Security

by Julie Grandstaff


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732934108
Publisher: SeSo LLC
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Julie Grandstaff is a veteran of the financial services industry. In her career of more than twenty-five years, she managed a mutual fund and the fixed-income portfolio for a mid-sized insurance company, oversaw the investment selection for thousands of company retirement plans, developed a financial planning business, and managed the annuity business for that same insurer. She has a master's degree in finance and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Through diligent planning and saving, Julie and her husband, Jeff, were able to retire more than a decade early, at the ages of fifty-one and fifty-five, respectively. She volunteers her time managing the finances for a small theater company and serving on the investment committee for a local university. When she's not simply enjoying the freedom of not having to work, she spends her time educating others on how to plan and save for their financial futures through her blog at, one-on-one, and in workshops. She and Jeff live in Portland, Oregon, with their daughter, Kaye.

Table of Contents



Part 1

Chapter 1: The Rise and Fall of Retirement: The history of America's retirement system

Chapter 2: Saving Is Hard, but You Can Learn: Overcoming psycological barriers to saving and managing money

Chapter 3: Everyone Needs to Save: Why no one can get away with not saving

Part 2

Chapter 4: You Can Save If You Have a Goal: Setting effective financial goals

Chapter 5: The B-Word: Budgets: How to create a budget that will allow you to achieve your financial goals

Chapter 6: Cutting Your Expenses: Places to look for savings in your spending habits

Chapter 7: Debt: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How debt works and how to pay it off

Chapter 8: When Things Don’t Go According to Plan: Creating buffers against and recovery from financial adversity

Part 3

Chapter 9: Where to Put Your Money: The type of accounts to open to hold your savings

Chapter 10: Introduction to Investing: Fundamentals of investments

Chapter 11: You Don’t Have to Master Investing: Straight forward approaches to having your money managed for you

Chapter 12: The Afterlife: Documents and insurance to put in place in the event you die or cannot speak for yourself

Chapter 13: How to Begin: Step by step instructions for creating your personal financial plan



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