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With their famous wit, seasoned advice, and impeccable business savvy, the bestselling financial duo explains how to build wealth and security -- and how to afford anything you want when the work is done.
The Motley Fool's Money After 40 is for anyone who wants a stable future free from financial anxiety. You will learn how to fortify your portfolio to weather any economic climate and live the life you want regardless of the market's peaks and valleys.
Applying the principles of commonsense money management, David and Tom Gardner's goal is to help you determine what you will need and want when you retire and to guide you in creating realistic financial goals. From owning the right size home to affording sufficient health care coverage, from sending kids to college to taking that exotic vacation, The Motley Fool's Money After 40 explains how to:
Organize your finances to preserve the funds you already have
Master estate planning
Determine whether you can turn a hobby into a small business
Finance your children's education and care for aging parents
Live a healthy, productive life free from fiscal anxiety
Comprehensive and amusing, The Motley Fool's Money After 40 is a one-stop financial guidebook for gilding the golden years.
"Their latest [book] offers comprehensive advice on the issues faced by the over-40 set, shared in their typically irreverent, blunt, and highly informative way."
-- Publishers Weekly
With their trademark wit and sound advice that will appeal to their core audience and beyond, the best-selling financial duo tackle retirement, providing a plan to financial security for 45-65 year-olds who are just starting to think about saving for retirement or are retiring now with The Motley Fool's Money After 40. The Motley Fool's focus is not just on how to live on a fixed income, but also to help the reader determine what he can afford: whether it's selling his home and cutting back work hours, funding the kids' (or grandkids' education), or upgrading health insurance. In other words, there is a lot between working full time with a steady income and retirement, and in this book, the authors help the reader understand what having enough is at different phases of work and life.
With their famous wit, seasoned advice, and impeccable business savvy, the bestselling financial duo shows baby boomers how to build wealth and security--and how to afford anything they want when the work is done.
About the Author
Tom and David Gardner cofounded The Motley Fool, a multi-media financial education company, in 1993. Since then they have co-authored four New York Times bestsellers, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide and The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers.Tom and David Gardner cofounded The Motley Fool, a multi-media financial education company, in 1993. Since then they have co-authored four New York Times bestsellers, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide and The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers.
Table of Contents
Foreword: What to Expect, in 250 Words
Introduction: May We Help You?
1. Why Retire?
2. Plan for Excellence
3. What Is Enough, and for How Long?
4. Helping Yourself First
5. The Game of Increased Savings
6. Investing Now Versus Then
7. Financial Advisors Better Than Dogs
8. Owning the Right Home
9. The Right Health Care, the Right Price
Having More Than Enough
10. Social Insecurity
11. What to Do with Your Parents
12. Paying for Your Kids and College
13. Making Your Children Self-Sufficient
14. Planning Your Estate
Having it all
15. So You're Retired Already, Eh?
16. Live Well
17. Get a Hobby. Get a Life.
20. Focus on What You Can Control
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