Rescuing Retirement offers a solution to one of America's biggest challenges--and a path to financial security for millions of retirees. Over the next two decades, almost 10,000 Americans will reach retirement age every single day. They deserve to live their older years in dignity. Instead, they will experience a dramatic drop in their standard of living. Our country is on a path that will lead to rates of impoverishment for senior citizens not seen since the Great Depression. The reality is America's retirement system is broken. Rescuing Retirement charts a visionary, bipartisan, and surprisingly simple way to solve this problem:
Financially speaking, life is a football game and you are the quarterback. You and your team have moved the ball all the way from your own end zone to the 10 yard line on the opposite end of the field. The twin uprights of the goalpost are right in front of you. The score is close. You must score a touchdown and an extra point to win the game. The clock is a big factor. Call the wrong play here and you could lose the ball. At the beginning of the game, time was unimportant because you had plenty of it. Now, however, every second counts. What do you do? Run? Pass? It's a big decision. The coach calls timeout and you jog with your teammates to the sideline. Coach is a veteran of many such games and has seen this same situation many times before. Fortunately, he has a game-winning strategy. It fits the situation perfectly. Now you are confident you can win the game. Successful retirement is no game, but it does require strategy. And, like many game situations, a wrong call at the wrong time can end in financial disaster. The right call can provide decades of worry-free retirement. If you are near your retirement "end zone," you have worked hard, saved diligently and invested with care. Soon, you will move from the workaday world to enjoying the fruits of your labor, living life on your own terms at last - IF, that is, you don't fumble the ball. You can call your own plays, or YOU CAN READ THIS BOOK AND SEE WHAT AN EXPERIENCED RETIREMENT COACH HAS TO SAY!
Why is retirement planning different for women? Women are completely comfortable talking about many "M-word" topics: their marriages, motherhood and their mothers, merlots and martinis, mammograms and menopause. But, bring up money and the conversations often screech to a halt. Ask how prepared a woman is for retirement and she can tell you the exact date when she wants to retire, but not how much money she'll need for a 30-year retirement. In this thought-provoking, but non-traditional, fun approach to planning for a woman's retirement, Marcia Mantell guides women through the key questions they'll need to answer before they will be prepared to retire. In What's the Deal with Retirement Planning for Women?, you'll get realistic perspectives on retirement in the new era, a treasure trove of resources to get started, and practical examples of how other women are dealing with redesigning and reinventing retirement. Ten key questions are discussed and you may be surprised by the answers! While no two women will have the same retirement or financial resources, there are common topics that each woman needs to address. While this book offers financial information, it also focuses on how to start defining your future years, how to use the skills of running your household to manage your retirement, and why doing what you love will continue to be a key activity in retirement. It also provides a critical overview into Social Security, which is often the foundation of income for most women in retirement. This book should help you feel more confident and empowered to own your own retirement and future. It will give you a terrific roadmap for how to plan for the future you deserve and help you to make your retirement the best time of your life!"
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.