Many retirement help resources are available to guide you through your
retirement planning process. Here are resources, such as, books, websites, handbooks, guides, and checklists, etc.
The internet provides access to a wide variety of information to help you in planning the retirement of your dreams. That's where I went to start researching the retirement questions that were on my mind.
Books for Retirement Help
The first book I bought and read was The Power Years - A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life by Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. and Daniel J. Kadlec. Actually, I read this book twice because it helps you recognize the great adventure ahead in the rest of your life. I highly recommend reading this book especially if you are in the baby boomer generation.
Another book written by Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. that I bought, read, and highly recommend is Age Power - How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled By the New Old.
Baby Boomer Retirement - 65 Simple Ways to Protect Your Future by Don Silver, an estate planning attorney is another book I bought and read. I would highly recommend this book also. Although this book is written by an attorney it is very practical and easy to read. When you get to retirement age there are a lot of legal issues to be considered.
I bought and read the book - How To Love Your Retirement by Barbara Waxman, M.S., M.P.A., Robert A. Mendelson, M.D., F.A.A.P., and special editors. This is a book published by Hundreds of Heads and therefore includes a variety of different perspectives on retirement. This book is an easy read with good retirement help about how to love your retirement and not just survive it.
Ernie J. Zelinski has written three books that I bought and enjoyed reading. I highly recommend his books. They help you think "out of the box" and make you realize that retirement is unique for every person. His three books are How to Retire, Happy, Wild, and Free - retirement wisdom that you won't get from your financial advisor, The Joy of Not Working - a book for the retired, unemployed, and overworked, and Real Success WITHOUT a Real Job - There Is No Life Like It.
Life Long Live Rich - Creating Your Retirement Paycheck by H. Craig Rappaport, Accredited Wealth Management Advisor is a good retirement planning book. There is also information in the book about their Retirement Savings Planner software. I recommend this book.
Prime Time - How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America by Marc Freedman, President of Civic Ventures is another book on retirement help that I bought. Civic Ventures is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the contribution of older Americans to our society.
Another baby boomer book is Boom - Marketing to the Ultimate Power Consumer - the Baby Boomer Woman by Mary Brown and Carol Osborne, Ph.D.
A good book to generate ideas on creating income in retirement from your own home based business is The Best Home Businesses for People 50+ - Opportunities for People Who Believe the Best is Yet to Be! by Paul and Sarah Edwards, the self-employment lifestyle experts. This book lists 70 different business ideas. What I like about this book is that it rates each of the 70 business ideas on 7 characteristics across the amount of resources and knowledge required, among other information. I highly recommend this book if you are considering starting your own home based business.
Another good book is The Retirement Savings Time Bomb...and How to Defuse It by Ed Slott, America's IRA Expert - Protecting your retirement savings from the IRS.