THE RETIREMENT HANDBOOK by Joseph C. Buckley

THE RETIREMENT HANDBOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The best thing of its kind that has been done -- and there have been a number of good ones. And the reasons? Scope of content is extraordinary, extending from the psychological aspects of an approach to retirement, through long range income planning, cultivation in advance of interests in hobbies and leisure time activities, specific and detailed suggestions in launching a small business, on retiring to a farm, and in a final five part section, an extensive weighing of the pros and cons of various locations for retirement living. Another important factor of the book is the sane, down to earth attitude on the dollars and cents aspects; no rose-colored dreams here, but hard facts on what it costs, what the margin of safety should be, how to plan ahead to achieve the goal, the hazards of business enterprise, the soundest way to insure security of funds, and so or. The Bibliographical material at the end of each chapter, is comprehensive and allows for individual interests and needs. The one week spot of the book, in my opinion, is that dealing with Social Security, where a complex and much misinterpreted subject is presented in deceptively simple terms. And here- where needed-the Bibliography too falls down. A subject of increasing interest- this is a good investment.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1953
Publisher: Harper