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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 05, Chuck Slack rated it it was ok. I have read many retirement books. Not that I am that close to retirement early 50s but because I find financial planning and by extension, retirement interesting. This is not a bad book on retirement per se, but, as a Canadian, this book is too applicable to the United States.
Retirement, etc. Not very applicable I have read many retirement books. Not very applicable to Canadians. You won't find anything new here, and in fact, when I downloaded this audiobook, I didn't realize it was written in Still, there is plenty of important information to digest in this book. The final section about lifestyle is really where Hinden explores what it takes to create a "happy" retirement and may be the most valuable part of the book.
The pages are filled with practical advice about finances, healthcare, daily routines, etc. I suggest reading it at least ten years BEFORE you plan You won't find anything new here, and in fact, when I downloaded this audiobook, I didn't realize it was written in This is a great primer on all aspects of the road ahead. This includes financial, estate planning as well as how to consider relocating and where to locate to if so.
There are some great resources listed. Although this is not comprehensive, it does help set the path for your next step. I'm turning 50 years old and the author himself says he wished he knew more at 50 than he did when he retired. Jul 07, John L. Very useful resource - a "Keeper" This book is packed with useful information. The author has a conversational style that makes for an easy, enjoyable read, packed with useful lists, tips, and resources.
I'm sure I'll often be referring to this book as I transition into retirement. Well done. Jan 05, Hillary Marshall rated it liked it. Very helpful book on how to prepare for retirement. Although I am 20 years away from the event, I wanted to make sure I was "getting all my ducks in a row".
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I found this insightful and what to consider for the future. I appreciated the vignettes on illuminating some of the drier financial information.
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It made the concepts easier to understand. Feb 18, Dona rated it it was ok. This publication was updated and re-released in Obviously many of the points he made have changed since that time with our current economy and changes in tax laws and regulations. Hinden passed away at the age of 90 in January of He seemed concerned about outliving his retirement investments; hopefully his advice helped him keep from doing that.
May 26, Bill Sleeman rated it liked it. Good basic information. I found the chapter on wills and probate particularly interesting as my wife and I both wonder how to divide whatever we might have left between our boys. A long way off I hope but "How to Retire Happy" had just the right amount of tips that I had not considered to make it a useful read.
Aug 12, Mark Lindsey rated it liked it. Good coverage of all the important topics for retirement, including what you want to do when you get there. The financial stuff was pretty complete, had a nice section on Long Term Care which helped me by giving a hint on LTC for military folks.
Not in depth, not prescriptive, but good for getting you thinking comprehensively. Jan 18, Wicked rated it liked it. I found that it was very American focused obviously so all of the specific advice such as taxes and Social Security wasn't personally helpful. However the general ideas gave me a real eye opening moment or two and have definitely made me think about retirement planning sooner rather than later. Good framework For children with retired parents THIS is an invaluable read Use the framework.
Get updated content. How the world has changed since !! Great advice for retirees The author covered twelve very essential subjects, giving common sense advice and very detailed descriptions of items everyone needs to consider. Mostly obvious information. A few helpful learnings and appreciated the honesty about how they wished they'd planned earlier. Apr 29, John rated it it was ok Shelves: un-finished. Most of this was, for me, pretty standard info. Mar 05, Joe rated it it was ok.
This book would be a good starting point for someone who hasn't really thought much about retiring. Not recommended for someone who is already familiar with the concepts of retirement planning, and looking for additional insight.
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As someone who is planning to retire early and has done significant reading on preparing for retirement, I was disappointed at the level of information and guidance in the book. The layout of the book and topics addressed in the 12 chapters seemed very promising, but the This book would be a good starting point for someone who hasn't really thought much about retiring.
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The layout of the book and topics addressed in the 12 chapters seemed very promising, but the author seemed to be more intent on relating his personal story and experiences in retirement rather than providing a broader perspective on each individual retirement topic. Much of the book is spent describing the author's own personal experience and then trying to add a broader discussion of the topic on top of that.
I found the result to be lacking in insight and advice for a broader audience, as well as lacking in detail on many of the topics. Jun 24, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction. The twelve chapters cover topics from how to decide when to retire, to the ins and outs of Social Security and Medicare, to long term care insurance, to retirement plans and investments, to what to do and where to live, in succinct, clear prose.
Each chapter also includes recommended websites and books for more information.
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Caveat: Some information on Social Security and Medicare may have changed since this edition was prepared; of course, that is an issue for any book on these topics. I don't know why some people rated this with low stars. I am a CPA so like to think of myself as fairly savvy in these topics but Stan Hinden brought up additional issues and more detail to think about.