Description for Smart Woman’s Guide to Planning for Retirement: How to Save for Your Future Today
What does a woman want to do when she retires? Travel? Pursue hobbies? Spend time with friends and family? We all have dreams about what those days will be like. But when it comes to turning those dreams into reality, women’s retirement confidence and know-how is low. According to a 2012 survey, 92 percent of women of all ages in this country don’t feel they’re educated enough to reach their retirement savings goals. For the woman who doesn’t know where to start or would like a knowledgeable guide who speaks her language, financial expert Mary Hunt offers a comprehensive but approachable resource for saving and planning for retirement.
Whether she feels entitled to retire at age 65, hopes she’ll be able to stop working someday, or is convinced she’ll never be able to retire, every woman will find real help in these pages. With her signature no-nonsense, energetic style, Hunt assures women that it’s only too late if they don’t start now. She clearly covers every aspect of retirement planning during every season of a woman’s life, giving women the confidence they need to shape their futures.
About Mary Hunt
Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, a syndicated columnist, and a sought-after motivational speaker who helps men and women battle the epidemic of consumer debt. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living, which features financial tools, resources, and information for her online members. Her books have sold more than a million copies, and her daily newspaper column, Everyday Cheapskate, is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers. Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as NBC’s TODAY and Dr. Phil. She and her husband live in California.
“Mary Hunt comes to the rescue with a simple and friendly book that provides just the information women need to start planning now, no matter their age….this guide is a smart stepping-stone toward a comfortable future.”
–CBA Retailers & Resources
“Hunt concludes there is more to retirement than just money and emphasizes good health, relationships, and meaningful activities. Important information for a wide range of library patrons, including a valuable glossary of financial terms.”
Hunt is the founder of the website Debt-Proof Living (also a book), the author of more than 20 titles on personal finance (7 Money Rules for Life), and a frequent guest on the Today show. In her latest title, she invites women to a practical and jargon-free conversation about retirement planning in which she shares six strategies she recommends for all women regardless of age: developing a money management system, building an emergency fund, getting out of debt, maximizing retirement accounts, owning one’s own home, and building an investment portfolio. Hunt’s advice is easy to understand, direct, and motivating. She identifies important financial milestones by decade over the course of a woman’s career, as well as steps women who are in their 50s but just beginning to think about retirement should take to catch up. Hunt learned money management the hard way—by bringing her own family out of $100,000 in credit card debt—and her real-life examples, sense of humor, and helpful analogies put the financial literacy needed for retirement planning within reach. The glossary, notes, and index are especially useful. VERDICT Hunt’s guide will allow women at all stages of life to plan confidently for retirement. Highly recommended.—Jane Scott, George Fox Univ. Lib., Newberg, OR
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