Author: John Hauserman
Date Released: November 2011
Received from author for review.
I normally don't review nonfiction books so it was a new experience to study RetirementQuest. And I use the word "study" on purpose since this is a totally interactive book which requires careful analysis. I recommend you read it with a pen and paper handy and also near your computer so you can use the RetirementQuest planning website. I know I'm just supposed to be reviewing the book but I have to say that the website is fantastic! It is clever and creative and most importantly it is useful.
My husband and I are nowhere near the age of retiring. However, I have watched as my parents and my in-laws, who are both self-employed and nearing the age of retirement, wonder how they will make ends meet after they quit working. This has inspired me to think about and plan for our financial future, especially considering the volatile economic climate of the world.
The advice and information presented in RetirementQuest is a perfect starting place to create and implement a retirement plan. It contained flexible strategies to meet individual needs and warnings about how to avoid major setbacks. I appreciated that the plan was not directed at one particular age group but applied to people of all ages. (Just as a warning, you do need a background in finance to understand some of the terms and equations. I guess my minor in Business finally paid off!)
I especially enjoyed the last few chapters that delved into political commentary and the history of US economics. It was very interesting to learn how our history has shaped the current economic climate and trends and led us to a position where we live longer and make more money than ever before.
RetirementQuest is informative, well written, and full of great advice. Whether you are just fresh out of college or nearing your golden years, this book will help you plan for your financial retirement needs while avoiding costly economic pitfalls.
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