There's always a justification for a new retirement book be it only the 800 per day increase of people who reach the age Of...

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THE RETIREMENT BOOK: A Complete Early-Planning Guide to Finances, New Activities and Where to Live

There's always a justification for a new retirement book be it only the 800 per day increase of people who reach the age Of 65. Author Adler's book is sanguine and sensible enough -- you'll need 70 to 80% of your current working income to get along as you did (few have it) and you can cost-cut at all levels (liquor and cigarettes; clothes; the second car). She explains the basics (that they are) of Social Security and pensions and annuities; your outgoing payments (food, housing, medical, etc.), taxes and wills; and then considers where to live (hotel, apartment, mobile home -- God forbid -- retirement villages -- ""Withering Heights""?) from state to state or out of the country (here the choice is most idiosyncratic -- Ireland's there but England and France and most of the continent have disappeared). On to recreations, other post-retirement work, volunteer or otherwise, health, etc. The author scants most of the psychological factors assuming that most people will enjoy filling the extra hours of those extra years.

Pub Date: April 30, 1975

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Publisher: Morrow

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1975