Book Review

Book Review: “The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement”

Review by Javier Centonzio, Esq., Alexandria, Virginia Book by: Doug Nordman As I read The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement, I found myself regretting not having read it before joining the Marine Corps at the age of eighteen. This book is a must read for anyone who is considering joining the military. However, …

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“What Color is your Parachute? (For Retirement)”

Review by Jessica Fisher, Esq., Carlisle, Pennsylvania Book by: John E. Nelson and Richard N. Bolles This book begins with a history of retirement and then transitions into what the authors call the “New Retirement.” This concept of the New Retirement is very interesting because it is not only about finances it is about your …

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The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Transition to the Second Half of Life

Review by Ann Mackey Kling, Las Vegas, Nevada Book by Roberta K. Taylor, RNCS, M.Ed., and Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D. This is a book about how to communicate with your partner regarding the important choices surrounding retirement to allow you both to make decisions that suit your needs, talents, resources and dreams. Its purpose is …

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Estate Planning Smarts: A Practical, User-Friendly, Action-Oriented Guide

Review by Pamela Zimba, Oakland, California Book by Deborah L. Jacobs Among the many reasons that I like this book, is that it’s a combination of estate planning (EP) information and retirement planning (RP) information. The Table of Contents, which contains the listing of the 19 Chapters in the book, provides a brief description of …

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The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

Review by Eric R. Severson, Esq., Wellington, Florida Book by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D. “Whatever your income, always live below your means.” Stanley & Danko, The Millionaire Next Door at 161. This simple rule is very hard to live by in our high consumption society. My wife and I have …

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“Reinventing Retirement: 389 Bright Ideas about Family, Friends, Health, What to Do and Where to Live”

Review by Robert L. McClelland, Esq., Lexington, Kentucky Reinventing Retirement, by Miriam Goodman When I look for a book on retirement planning, I want more than a financial planning book.  Although financial planning is very important, retirement planning is broader. After all, isn’t our pursuit in “retirement” to “finally” be doing the things we want …

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The AARP Retirement Survival Guide — How to Make Smart Financial Decisions in Good Times and Bad

Review by Linda Greenberg, Esq., Palos Verdes, California Book by Julie Jason My review is on “The AARP Retirement Survival Guide – How to Make Smart Financial Decisions in Good Times and Bad.” The author, Julie Jason is a personal money manager who started her career as a securities lawyer 30 years ago. Her goal in writing …

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