How to Retire Happy, Fourth Edition: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 11, 2012 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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The Washington Post and New York Times Business Bestseller

“Everyone in the workforce today should read this book!”
—HORACE B. DEETS, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AARP

“Want excellent insights on retirement planning from a professional who’s actually experienced retirement himself? You’ll get just that from Stan Hinden’s book.”
—STEVE VERNON, COLUMNIST, CBSMONEYWATCH.COM

Award-winning Washington Post retirement columnist Stan Hinden’s bestselling How to Retire Happy, Fourth Edition, helps you make the right decisions to ensure a happy, healthful retirement. It delivers all the expert advice you need in an easy-to-understand step-by-step style. How to Retire Happy includes everything that has made previous editions the go-to guides for retirees and near-retirees, plus:

  • Brand-new material on health insurance and the prescription drug plan
  • The facts about Medicare Part A (hospital), Part B (tests, doctors, preventive care), and Part D (prescription drugs)
  • The author’s personal experiences with the realities of long-term Alzheimer’s care
  • Fully updated material on Social Security strategies
  • How to handle the financial realities of the post-meltdown economy
  • New resources you can turn to for extra advice

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How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire by Stan Hinden Interesting to learn all the facts and things you should be doing before you retire. Some things ... Read full review

Contents

Decision 1 Am I Ready to Retire?
1
Decision 2 Can I Afford to Retire?
19
Decision 3 When Should I Apply for Social Securit?
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About the author (2012)

Stan Hinden was a Washington Post financial reporter for 20 years. From 1996 to 2003 he wrote the Post's “Retirement Journal” column, for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Commentary in 1998. Currently he writes the “Social Security Mailbox” column for the AARP website www.aarp.org/Bulletin. He resides in the Washington, D.C., area. Visit him at www.StanHinden.com.

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