Alpha Teach Yourself Retirement Planning in 24 Hours

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Alpha Books, 2001 - Business & Economics - 435 pages
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Alpha Teach Yourself Retirement Planning in 24 Hours will provide readers with something they don't get with most of the retirement planning books that are out there now-a step-by-step format that walks them through each stage of planning process, from identifying where they are currently, to how to predict how much they'll need in retirement, to how much they need to invest to reach their goals, to how to execute their savings, investing, and spending plans. And it doesn't stop there. The book also provides readers with tips on how to change their savings and investing strategies as they approach retirement and once they've retired.

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Contents

Envisioning Your Retirement
19
Quantifying Retirement Costs
33
Quantifying Retirement Assets
47
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Alan Feigenbaum, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, devotes himself full-time to writing about personal finance for a variety of print and Web-based publications. His credits include regular columns or frequent features for Bloomberg Wealth Manager, CBS MarketWatch, Worth Interactive, Raleigh News & Observer, Financial Web (Stock Detective), Raging Bull, and Chapel Hill News. He's also been published in The New York Times and LA Times Syndicate, is a columnist for Strong Mutual Funds, and has written for subscription newsletters and other Web sites.

Alan has covered virtually every aspect of personal money management, with particular focus on comprehensive financial planning, retirement, college funding, employee benefits, budgeting and debt management, and home ownership. His passionate advocacy of financial-services consumerism is a common thread throughout his writing. Nevertheless, he flavors his serious financial writing with a sense of humor, which he also brings to his avocation of writing political satire and op-ed his most recent published piece appearing in the Boston Globe.

Alan resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he, his wife, and three daughters all root for the Tar Heels. Alan also roots for Jesse Helms to retire and hopes that he'll take the hint when Alan sends him this book.

Lita Epstein is an Emory University MBA who resides in Atlanta with her husband. She combines her business, finance, and writing skills producing and teaching online investing courses at Bloomberg.com and SmartPlanet. com on topics including Investing for Retirement, Introduction to the Stock Market and Investing, Mutual Funds 101, and Picking the Best Tech Stocks. Lita was also the editorial content director for the financial-services Web site, MostChoice.com; wrote Tip World's daily Mutual Fund Tip; and was the editorial guide for the About.com Investing for Women site.

Previously, Lita was a daily newspaper reporter for the Jersey Journal, a magazine editor for Popular Photography, a press secretary for a U.S. Congressman, and an associate director for fund-raising at the (President Jimmy) Carter Center.

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