Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future

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Macmillan, Dec 26, 2007 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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The bestselling, hands-on retirement guide from Fred Brock, thoroughly updated and expanded for in-depth advice on housing assets, health-care options, and more

With Retire on Less Than You Think, Fred Brock challenged the conventional wisdom on the real costs of retirement— and it struck a chord with Americans. Now, as mutual-fund investments continue to be a roller coaster, Brock updates his indispensable advice on finding asset streams, working during retirement, maximizing your health insurance, and choosing a community and housing to show how to

• manage the quicksand of the housing market (your best asset)
• pay for the spiraling costs of prescription drugs
• discover new cost-cutting savings
• plan for shifts over time in your financial goals

Boasting expanded resource lists and worksheets, Retire on Less Than You Think is the best guide available for making your retirement
dreams a reality.


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Brock writes the "Seniority" column for the New York Times and has expanded the ideas from his columns into this book. He answers the main question from his readers, "Can I afford to retire?" with ... Read full review


1 Do You Really Want to Retire?
2 What the Experts Say You Need versus What You Really Need
3 Cutting Back and Simplifying Your Life
4 Where Will You Live?
Your House
Your Health Insurance
Your Unexpected Assets
Count on It
9 Putting It All Together

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Fred Brock, a former business editor of and current contributor to The New York Times, is the author of Live Well on Less Than You Think and Health Care on Less Than You Think. He has previously been an editor and reporter covering politics and finance for The Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, and the Louisville Courier-Journal. Now the R. M. Seaton Professor of Professional Journalism at Kansas State University, he lives in Manhattan, Kansas.

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