Retirement on a Shoestring

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Globe Pequot Press, 2004 - Travel - 286 pages
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Retirement can be a time to travel, to volunteer, or do nothing at all. Unfortunately not everyone has a company pension or a profitable investment portfolio to support their plans for the retirement years. For many the main source of retirement dollars will be Social Security benefits.
Retirement on a Shoestring explains how to maximize your retirement income and enjoy these years in comfort. John Howells, a nationally recognized expert on retirement living, discusses up-to-date information on such topics as affordable housing, medical care, recreational and cultural opportunities, reducing the danger of crime, best climates, and availability and quality of senior services. This essential guide provides all the tools for enjoying an affordable, active, and safe retirement.
Look inside for strategies on: Tapping equity, finding a retirement job, trimming utility bills, thriving as a single, mobile home and RV living, continuing education.

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John Howells has written and co-authored several other books about retirement locations, including Choose Mexico and Choose Costa Rica. He also writes about retirement and travel in magazines such as Successful Retirement and International Living. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Retirement Communities. John and his wife live in Pacific Grove, California and Costa Rica.

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