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SPOTLIGHT ON THE LIBRARY
MAY 2005

Every 7.5 seconds, someone turns 50. Nearly 80 million baby boomers face options and decisions related to finances, health issues, work and lifestyle. If you plan to retire or have already retired, the library has many excellent resources to help you. The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life by Jan Cullinane and Cathy Fitzgerald is a comprehensive guide written in an upbeat and positive tone. The book gives realistic and practical ways to make your retirement a success. Some of the topics covered include: opportunities to travel, best places to live, websites, health, checklists and worksheets. This is one of the best books on retirement.

"When you reach an age when retirement is in sight, it will be time to begin cultivating enjoyment, stretching your mind, expanding your spirit, dropping your emotional guard and investing in others less fortunate than you." This is good advice from David Yountís latest book, Celebrating the Rest of Your Life: A Baby Boomerís Guide to Spirituality. He provides an uplifting view of living a meaningful life in retirement.

Fred Brock is the author of Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future. He addresses the all-important question, "Can I afford to retire?" The answer is "yes" if you: analyze your assets, compare costs in different geographic locations, cut back on expenses and increase income. Useful worksheets help you prepare for a financially secure future.

This "Spotlight on the Library" article was written by Mary Jacobs, the David A. Howe Public Library director. Articles are written and published monthly in the Wellsville Daily Reporter.

Click on a date below to read a recent article. 

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Ellen Freudenheim writes Looking Forward: An Optimistís Guide to Retirement. The author provides basic information illustrated with cartoons. The easy to read text covers investments, volunteering, part-time work, traveling and spiritual-seeking.

Interested in one of these titles?
Click here to Search STARCAT to find out they're on the shelf or place a hold so we can call you when it's returned.

For information online, check out these websites. The U.S. government offers comprehensive information at www.seniors.gov. including: consumer protection, education, jobs, federal and state agencies, health, laws, taxes, travel, etc.

Financial tools such as calculators, portfolio management, planning, can be found on www.money.com and www.morningstar.com.

The site www.seniorwomen.com is fashioned to reflect womenís issues and concerns. Some of the topics are culture, arts, relationships, home, shopping, money and health.

Find spiritual meaning at www.spiritualeldering.org. Itís "a multi-faith organization dedicated to the spiritual dimensions of aging, conscious living, affirming the importance of the elder years and to teaching individuals how to harvest lifeís wisdom and transform it into a legacy for future generations."

This page was last updated December 22, 2005.

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