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Even though half of all Americans put money aside for retirement, it isn't until they reach their 60s that many realize that they haven't saved enough. With The Five Years Before You Retire, you'll hone in on what you need to do in the next five years to maximize your current savings and create a realistic plan for your future. This book guides you through each financial, medical, and familial decision, from taking advantage of the employer match your company offers for your 401(k) program to enrolling in Medicare to discussing housing options with your family. Covering every aspect of retirement planning, these straightforward strategies explain in detail how you can make the most of your last few years in the workforce and prepare for the future you've always wanted.

Whether you just started devising a plan or have been saving since your first job, The Five Years Before You Retire will show you what you need to do now to ensure that you live comfortably for years to come.

©2014 F+W Media, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor

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Very valuable in the 5 (or more) ur.s before R.

Yes this kind of material is kind of dry because, well it is. Still the author and the reader do a good job of getting their message across. This book has some of the most useful and most specific steps outlined clearly for the years leading up to retirement. That makes it very useful. Enough so that even with the supplementary material provided I went out and bought the hard copy book to have the checklists to refer to and make notes with.

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Where is the bonus Pdf

The audio book makes numerous references to a bonus pdf. Where is the bonus pdf? Is is not here and the beginning of the book gives you info to find it on Tandor.com but I was unable to find it there either and don't have time to search and search and search, frustrating. Where can I fond the bonus pdf?

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loved it

It has prepared me for my retirement. I am 60 and was freaking out. Now I feel ready!

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Very basic information

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you are a regular reader to a publication such as Money Magazine or Kiplinger's, this book is not for you. Very basic information that if you already read other sources. However, if you have not read anything on retirement and benefits, I suggest you get a subscription to Money Magazine instead of buying this book. Make sure you review the table of contents before purchasing.

Has The Five Years Before You Retire turned you off from other books in this genre?

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Anger that I purchased it and then could not get a refund after listening to part of it.

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great book, particularly education about Medicare. I think everyone in their 50's should read it

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Great Information

Vitally important information! It is a must for anyone who wants to do well in retirement.

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An eye opener in a topic not taught or explained in school/college. It will change the way you look at retirement (or even F.I.R.E.)