Retirement Resources: Great Books on Investing, Social Security, Healthcare, and Aging
The holidays are coming, so hopefully there will be some free time to pick up a new book. Here’s a list of our top picks.
You may also want to peruse the original list. Here is the clutch.
Happy reading from the Retirement Daily team!
Reading list 2021
Books may be free or for sale; in paper, electronic and/or audio form.
Still Alice — by Lisa Genova. A moving and vivid portrayal of life with early Alzheimer’s disease, written by New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova.
Creating Moments of Joy in Alzheimer’s Journey — by JoLene Brackey. Practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, stories and generous portions of humor for caregivers and families.
More than diversification: what every investor should know about asset allocation – by Sebastien Page. Show investors (and financial advisors, for that matter) how professional money managers build investment portfolios. It’s not a technical book, but it’s not a fantasy either.
The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Luck – by Morgan Housel. 19 short stories about the strange ways people think about money and teach you how to better understand one of life’s most important topics. (from Caleb Paddock)
An Unusual Guide to Retirement: Finding God’s Purpose for the Next Season of Life – by Jeff Haanen. Retirement plans don’t have to be unsettling. Retire in a way that honors God, is purposeful, soothing, and truly biblical. (from Caleb Paddock)
The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb: How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes, and Fight the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings – By Ed Slott. Ed Slott’s Complete Plan of Action, “The Best Source of IRA Advice” (Wall Street Journal), to help you make sure your 401(k)s, IRAs, and retirement savings aren’t exhausted by taxes by the time you need to use them.
Inheriting Your Husband’s IRA: The Widow’s Guide To Keeping More Of Her Assets – by Bill Harris, RMA®, CFP®. This book is aimed at the large population of people who need reliable tax and financial advice. Even in married couples, one of those spouses will one day be single, so this advice touches just about everyone, yet it hasn’t been addressed enough so far.
The retirement remix — by Chip Munn. A fresh, flexible approach to retirement planning and goal setting through bite-sized doses of timely, actionable financial planning and retirement tips alongside remixed retirement stories from real people like you.
The psychology of money — by Morgan Housel. Housel talks more about extreme financial discipline and patience versus extreme financial recklessness and ego than about investing in itself, but the same kind of discipline and patience is essential to a successful investment experience, and it is far more important than creating the “perfect portfolio”, which that is.
Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits – by Mary Beth Franklin. It’s the beginning of a new era in Social Security planning amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Now is the time to make sure you claim all the benefits available.
What the Happiest Retirees Know: 10 Habits for a Healthy, Safe, and Joyful Life – by means of Wes Mos. What the Happiest Retirees Know reveals what it takes to have a truly happy retirement. Wes Moss asked more than 2,000 of the country’s retirees to find out — and their answers may surprise you. From his research, Moss identified 10 transformational habits that the happiest retirees shared. He outlines these habits What the Happiest Retirees Knowfrom simple lifestyle choices to smart financial strategies.
I just want this done: how smart successful people divorce without losing their kids, money and mind — by Raiford Dalton Palmer. Provides people considering or going through a divorce with great tips on how to ease the emotional toll of a divorce and stay focused on their goals post-divorce.