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Publisher's Summary

Retirement is the time we are supposed to finally be able to relax, to put our feet up, and to do as we please with our days. It's the easy life. However, being able to do what you want comes at a price and to pay it requires planning. Without this, retirement can become more stressful than working ever was.

Whether retirement is still a distant dream for you or you are looking to retire in just a few years, this book can help you create a plan for your future and guide your thoughts so you are on the right path towards a retirement that works for you.

Full retirement age is now 67 and people are routinely going on to 20-year or more retirements. Social Security can cover some of this, but only so much. Advances in health and technology have meant that your twilight years can be more comfortable and exciting than they've ever been.

But, with the health and adventure also comes the real challenge of financing at least a decade or so of not working with ever-increasing healthcare costs. The last 20% of your life has to be funded by the work you did in the previous 60%.

This can seem like an impossible task but it needn't be with some simple planning and some sensible strategy. This retirement book will help you plan and look at your options to give you more security.

Hear about the ins-and-outs of Social Security and how your payments and credit impact your benefits. You'll find out how your spouse's social security is related to yours, and whether you should take an early retirement.

Discover the maze that is Medicare and health insurance in your senior years. Find out which parts mean what, and how to make sure you get the coverage you need at a price that suits you.

©2016 Dr. Donald J. Ackland (P)2016 Dr. Donald J. Ackland

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A head start on how to plan your retirement.

If you could sum up Retirement in three words, what would they be?

A must read!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think audible should fix this question because clearly there is no character in this book because it is a guidebook on how to plan your retirement.

What does Kevin Kollins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Aside from awesome narration of the entire book not sure what to add up anymore/

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I feel happy because I now know how to plan my retirement.

Any additional comments?

This is a very helpful audible book to listen, you will learn a lot of tips and information on how you can plan your retirement ahead of time and enjoy your life to the fullest.

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Great!

Where does Retirement rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

1st, because this is my 1st time I read retirement book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

none

Have you listened to any of Kevin Kollins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

none

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

none

Any additional comments?

Clear information and well structured. This is a great reference if you are planning to retire.

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Good list of options

Would you consider the audio edition of Retirement to be better than the print version?

Yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

None

Which scene was your favorite?

I love most part of this audible because it has given me enough knowledge on how I can plan my retirement.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

None

Any additional comments?

This is one of the better guides on retirement. It makes a lot of sense and very practical. Worth listening!

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Amazing retirement planning!

If you could sum up Retirement in three words, what would they be?

Can't think of any 3 words but whenever I hear about retirement I always think of relaxing!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Retirement?

Haven't retired yet so I don't know.

Which scene was your favorite?

The part on where you make your retirement plans.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Retiring then go on a travel

Any additional comments?

It's really interesting and gives you a very positive perspective on all of the options that you have once you decide to retire. 

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Perfect guide!

Would you consider the audio edition of Retirement to be better than the print version?

yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

there is no character in this book

Have you listened to any of Kevin Kollins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't know, this is a retirement book.

Any additional comments?

I really got a lot of ideas here to prepare for my retirement and the options I might have.

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Not a retirement book

I wanted a retirement book but it became a Thailand tourism book. Started off with the basics but became a story about Thailand.

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Deception

What would have made Retirement better?

More than HALF of the story was about vacationing in Asia. How did that slip in? Please play the second half of the book and update the description to prepare us.

What could Dr. Donald J. Ackland have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Devote the book to what is described and what is communicated in the title

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Retirement?

REMOVE ALL THE HOUR DEVOTED TO VACATIONING IN ASIA

Any additional comments?

Please update the description or remove the book from your inventory

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Useful

A very helpful guide with a lot of important things to know. It's better to know more how our retirement benefits worked. Retirement planning is so important to make a right decision. It's once in a lifetime, we must very careful wasting money with no sense. Think wisely, better to start investing early, and wisely. By planning smartly, it will a good decision and have a happy retirement.

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Thanks

When my grandpa needed to go to retirement, he was really scared what is he going to do. So I searched for that kind of book, and I was really curious when I saw this book. In this book I find out great retirement plan and I start to discuss with him. We found great ideas what he should work in retirement days. I recommend to all.

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Thumbs up!

This book gives an overview on how to prepare someone emotionally and mentally when you hit the age of retirement. We must admit when we hit that age we wanted our life to be stable. No more works for us, we want to be worry-free. All the work hard that we did must be paid off. Money will never be an issue because you are totally secured. You will just relax and enjoy the rest of your life, looking back the all the things that happened to you before your come in that situation. The book will will let you see the facts on what to plan and how to get your dream retirement by the guide questions. Such a great book indeed!