xix, 527 pages ; 24 cm.
"As you approach your 50s, you're undoubtedly counting down the days to retirement--lounging on a sandy beach or even in a hammock in your own backyard. This all-in-one reference helps you make informed decisions about how best to spend, invest, and protect your wealth now so you can reap the rewards later. It's never too late to find out how to manage a budget, limit expenses, find emergency funds, avoid scams, navigate insurance choices, and start a second career either working for yourself or someone else. And it's never too early to get your affairs in order"--Back cover.
Book 1: Managing your career and retirement. Finding a new job after 50 ; Dealing with changes in employment ; Joining the ranks of the self-employed ; Tracking small business revenues and costs ; Estimated taxes and self-employment taxes ; Developing a retirement plan ; Grasping retirement accounts and their rules -- Book 2: Getting your affairs in order. Ensuring that your last wishes are honored ; Planning your bequests ; Providing for your children and dependents ; Writing and signing a will -- Book 3: Dealing with insurance ; Seven guiding principles of insurance ; Buying insurance ; Getting the most out of Medicare ; Introducing the personal umbrella policy -- Book 4: Handling budgets and investments ; Protecting your employment income ; Managing budgets and expenses ; Guiding investments and distributions in retirement ; Making your best choices under Social Security -- Book 5: Planning your estate. Yes, you have an estate ; Bean counting : figuring out what you're worth ; Probate and how to dodge it ; Understanding trusts ; Minimizing estate-related taxes -- Book 6: Tapping into your home's value. Making important housing decisions ; Reverse mortgages for retirement income ; Deciding to sell ; Exploring the economics of selling ; Determining your house's value.
Personal finance in your fifties
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