Conversational and thoughtful retirement advice.

KEEN ON RETIREMENT

An informative guide to meeting retirement goals.

Keen directly addresses a question that many readers may have about saving for retirement: “Will your journey be with discernment and intentionality, or will it be random?” Drawing on his expertise as founder of Keen Wealth Advisors, the author lays out a three-part plan. First, he urges that readers “Draw the Plan” by assessing assets, liabilities, and overall retirement goals. Then he plainly spells out basic investment concepts, such as the difference between traditional and Roth individual retirement accounts, and he offers an enlightening discussion of Social Security benefit policies. Keen also encourages readers to realistically consider their desired retirement date: “when you can afford to do so, and to do it while you are still able to enjoy your retirement.” Part Two, “Build the Engine,” breaks down the process of choosing a financial planner and making prudent investment decisions. The author compares investments and shows how they’re suited for short-term or long-term goals. Part Three engagingly departs from traditional financial guides by looking at how one can “Enjoy the Best Half of Your Life.” It looks at the very real stresses that retirement can place on family dynamics and highlights how physical and marital health are vital to a happy retirement. Over the course of this book, Keen strikes a measured balance of financial education and advice. His book differs from some other notable works by financial-health authors, such as Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, by not dwelling on religious beliefs. There is a bit of self-promotion when Keen refers readers to his website or podcast for additional information, but it’s minimal. Overall, the book will be accessible to financial novices, but also useful to more experienced audiences.

Conversational and thoughtful retirement advice.

Pub Date: Aug. 26, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5445-0181-9

Page Count: 214

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing

Review Posted Online: Sept. 23, 2019

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...

THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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IN MY PLACE

From the national correspondent for PBS's MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour: a moving memoir of her youth in the Deep South and her role in desegregating the Univ. of Georgia. The eldest daughter of an army chaplain, Hunter-Gault was born in what she calls the ``first of many places that I would call `my place' ''—the small village of Due West, tucked away in a remote little corner of South Carolina. While her father served in Korea, Hunter-Gault and her mother moved first to Covington, Georgia, and then to Atlanta. In ``L.A.'' (lovely Atlanta), surrounded by her loving family and a close-knit black community, the author enjoyed a happy childhood participating in activities at church and at school, where her intellectual and leadership abilities soon were noticed by both faculty and peers. In high school, Hunter-Gault found herself studying the ``comic-strip character Brenda Starr as I might have studied a journalism textbook, had there been one.'' Determined to be a journalist, she applied to several colleges—all outside of Georgia, for ``to discourage the possibility that a black student would even think of applying to one of those white schools, the state provided money for black students'' to study out of state. Accepted at Michigan's Wayne State, the author was encouraged by local civil-rights leaders to apply, along with another classmate, to the Univ. of Georgia as well. Her application became a test of changing racial attitudes, as well as of the growing strength of the civil-rights movement in the South, and Gault became a national figure as she braved an onslaught of hostilities and harassment to become the first black woman to attend the university. A remarkably generous, fair-minded account of overcoming some of the biggest, and most intractable, obstacles ever deployed by southern racists. (Photographs—not seen.)

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1992

ISBN: 0-374-17563-2

Page Count: 192

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1992

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