Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement

Title: THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT: How to Save for Your Future Today
Author: Mary Hunt
Publisher: Revell
November 2013
ISBN: 978-0800721138
Genre: Financial

What does a woman want to do when she retires? Travel? Pursue hobbies? Spend time with friends and family? We all have dreams about what those days will be like. But when it comes to turning those dreams into reality, women's retirement confidence and know-how is low. According to a 2012 survey, 92 percent of women of all ages in this country don't feel they're educated enough to reach their retirement savings goals. For the woman who doesn't know where to start or would like a knowledgeable guide who speaks her language, financial expert Mary Hunt offers a comprehensive but approachable resource for saving and planning for retirement.

Whether she feels entitled to retire at age 65, hopes she'll be able to stop working someday, or is convinced she'll never be able to retire, every woman will find real help in these pages. With her signature no-nonsense, energetic style, Hunt assures women that it's only too late if they don't start now. She clearly covers every aspect of retirement planning during every season of a woman's life, giving women the confidence they need to shape their futures.

THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT is a must read for all adult women, no matter what age they are. It outlines the basic plans that we’re all familiar with, such as pay off debt, save an emergency fund, pay cash and not charge, but it goes one step further. THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT lists places where you can get totally free checking if it isn’t available at your bank. It explains differences in bank terminology. It tells how to save and how to set up sub-savings inside savings. It offers a lot of information about technology, banking, saving, and bill paying that I didn’t know.

There are a lot more in the book. Some are common sense. Some are more aggressive tactics. She goes into detail so you, no matter what age you are, can start planning for your retirement. Relying on Social Security won’t support you—especially if what you are paying in is money you never see, thanks to the government powers-that-be. Your money needs to be in a high-interest, secure place, where it is safe from you spending it now.

Take control of your finances now. Start by picking up THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT today and reading it cover-to-cover. Be sure to take notes – either in the book margins or in a notebook – of things you can start now, and keep the book for future reference. Highly recommended. 5 stars. $17.99 hardcover. 224 pages.


1 comment:

Alex Rodgers said...

While I am not a woman I completely agree that that Woman can be more empowered when it comes to investing. Since it is usually the Men who invest. Thank You and more power to the woman that invests. i think this site would help out as well:
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