ON THE LIBRARY
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
"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
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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
in one of these titles?
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|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.