You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think

You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think

by Wes Moss


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071839020
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 290,303
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Wes Moss is a Certified Financial Planner, Chief
Investment Strategist for Capital Investment Advisors, and host of the popular radio show Money Matters. He was named one of the country's top 40 fee-only investment advisors under the age of 40 by Wealth Management magazine, and in 2014 Barron's named him one of the top financial advisors in America. For more information, visit

Table of Contents

Foreword Clark Howard xiii

Preface: Does Money Buy Happiness? xv

Introduction: How to Read This Book xxi

Acknowledgments xxv

Part 1 The Happy Retiree Basics

Chapter 1 Who Are the Happy Retirees, and What Makes Them Happy? 3

Chapter 2 What Makes Retirees Unhappy-and How Can You Avoid It? 15

Chapter 3 Can I Really Retire Sooner Than I Think? 29

Part 2 The 5 Money Secrets of Happy Retirees

Chapter 4 Secret #1 Determine What You Want and Need Your Retirement Monet For 51

Chapter 5 Secret #2 Figure Out How Much Money You Need to Save Before You Retire 73

Chapter 6 Secret #3 Pay Off Your Mortgage in as Little as Five Years 97

Chapter 7 Secret #4 Develop an Income Stream from Three or Four Sources, Not Just One 115

Chapter 8 Secret #5 Become an Income Investor 139

Part 3 Minimizing Risk in Your Investment Portfolio

Chapter 9 How Risky Can You Be? Come Up with the Right Mix of Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate, and Cash 163

Chapter 10 Avoid the Major Pitfalls of Investing 195

Part 4 Enjoying the Rest of Your Life

Chapter 11 Hobbies, Recreation, Vacations, and So Much More 219

Appendix A 18 Traits of the Happiest Retirees 235

Appendix B Recommended Reading 243

Appendix C Chart Labeling Happy Versus Unhappy and H1, H2, H3, H4, and H5 245

Notes 247

Index 249

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Aquarius55 More than 1 year ago
Wes Moss details what you must do to have more than one stream of income before you retire. He gives examples like investing some of it in the mutual funds, stock, bonds or even in real estate property. His 5 money secrets certainly, will make you the happiest retires.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Without editorial review skip all do it yourself books as the old receipe says first catch the chicken eg have income over food rent costs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe I ccould judge this book if I had actually received my test token. However, over a week and several emails later I still have not received it. Therefore the book is useless to me without it and the test results!!!
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