The 5 Years Before You Retire: Retirement Planning When You Need It the Most (Paperback)

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A comprehensive guide to planning your future retirement before it's too late!

Even though half of all Americans put money aside for retirement, it isn't until they reach their sixties that many realize that they haven't saved enough. With The Five Years Before You Retire, you'll hone in on what you need to do in the next five years to maximize your current savings and create a realistic plan for your future. This book guides you through each financial, medical, and familial decision, from taking advantage of the employer match your company offers for your 401k program to enrolling in Medicare to discussing housing options with your family. Covering every aspect of retirement planning, these straightforward strategies explain in detail how you can make the most of your last few years in the workforce and prepare for the future you've always wanted.

Whether you just started devising a plan or have been saving since your first job, The Five Years Before You Retire will show you what you need to do now to ensure that you live comfortably for years to come.

About the Author

Emily Guy Birken is a finance writer who writes the “Live Like a Mensch” column for The Dollar Stretcher. She is also a contributor to Wise BreadPT MoneyMoney CrashersYahoo! Finance, and Business Insider, and many other personal finance sites. She edits and writes for the FinCon blog, an annual conference for financial bloggers. She is the author of The 5 Years Before You RetireChoose Your RetirementMaking Social Security Work for You, and End Financial Stress Now. You can visit her at

Praise For…

2015 Washington Post Singletary column gift guide pick!

"Lays out a road map that helps boomers plan for retirement." --Newsday

"Fantastic and incredibly comprehensive." --Rob Berger, Doughroller
Product Details
ISBN: 9781440569722
ISBN-10: 144056972X
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English