A retirement plan should never leave you so confused that you’re relegated to a state of paralysis. After all, who wants to feel like an “idiot” or a “dummy”?
Introducing Retiring for the GENIUS, a modern-day blueprint on preparing for, and enjoying, your life in retirement.
Retiring for the GENIUS was written specifically for those who:
- seek to spend between $4,000 and $10,000 per month in retirement;
- need to get their financial house in order;
- have a net worth (including their home) of between $500,000 and $2.5 million;
- worry about taxes, medical costs, and spending money in retirement;
- wonder whether their investments are properly positioned for retirement.
Unlike retirement planning books that are crammed with academic facts, statistics, and charts, Retiring for the GENIUS is different. It’s written in down-to-earth prose by a second-generation CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who has spent more than two decades providing financial advice to people just like you.
If now’s the time to get your financial house in order, the whimsical, easy-to-read writing style in Retiring for the GENIUS will be a great companion for your retirement.
Summary of book contents:
Part 1: Building the Foundation for a Successful Retirement
Chapter 1: What Is Retirement Planning Anyway?
Chapter 2: Crafting a Successful Retirement Plan
Chapter 3: Getting Your Financial House in Order
Chapter 4: Where Does All the Money Go?
Chapter 5: Are Your Assets Owned Properly?
Chapter 6: Making the Most of Your Retirement Plan
Chapter 7: Investments for the Genius
Chapter 8: Investing in Mutual Funds
Chapter 9: Income-Based Investments Retirees Consider
Chapter 10: Preparing to Invest Like a Genius
Part 2: This Is NOT Your Parent’s Retirement—Advice and Instructions for Today’s Retiree
Chapter 11: Retiring—Could It Be the Biggest Decision of Your Life?
Chapter 12: Retirement—Time to Get Messy
Chapter 13: Social Security—It Impacts Everyone!
Chapter 14: Pensions and the Secret Millionaire
Chapter 15: Understanding Taxes in Retirement
Chapter 16: Maximizing Your Money in Retirement
Chapter 17: Ideas on Drawing Income to Meet Your Spending Needs
Chapter 18: IRA Distributions—Managing Yours and Those You Inherit
Part 3: The Elephant in the Room—Issues Retirees Can No Longer Ignore
Chapter 19: Where Will You Live in Retirement?
Chapter 20: What Keeps You Up at Night?
Chapter 21: Should Probate Be Feared? Can It Be Avoided?
Chapter 22: All Good Things Must Come to an End
Part 4: Tools, Templates, and Time-Tested Advice
Chapter 23: Ideas to Ignite Your Retirement Plan
Chapter 24: Advice for Geniuses on Finding an Adviser Who Makes Sense for You
Chapter 25: The Most Important Question of All
For the GENIUS Books
Since this is a For the GENIUS® book, it is down to earth and pragmatic. It is written in an upbeat, conversational style that you’ll instantly connect with. You’ll find the many stories and sidebars sprinkled throughout especially helpful and relevant. This and all For the GENIUS books are written as comprehensive guides to complex subjects for beginners as well as for those seeking a refresher. You don’t have to be a genius to read one, but you’ll sure be smarter once you do!™