Retirement Resources Update

March 25, 2010 at 5:41 am Leave a comment

Library Journal, one of the Library’s primary reviewing media has released their “LJ Best of 2009 Business Books” list. Since their focus is retirement, two of the recommended titles specifically are of interest to Boomers:

Frank Armstrong’s Save Your Retirement: What To Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough or If Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown. F.T. Pearson, 2009, $14.99

Primarily for those 15 years or closer to their retirement (but with good information for all), this guide offers some of the clearest suggestions for mapping your route to retirement, no matter the economy.

Julie Jason’s The AARP Retirement Survival Guide: How To Make Smart Financial Decisions in Good Times and Bad. Sterling Pub. Co, 2009, $14.95

Jason’s (Jackson, Grant Investment Advisers) straightforward and reasonably priced retirement guide provides a good starting point for those seeking basic but solid investing information.

While many of this year’s best business books focus on the 2008-2009 financial crisis and security-backed mortgage implosion, the Library Journal article also contains an amusing list of “worthy extras.” For example, who could resist reading a book with the following lead in…
Best Financial Guide by an Author Who Doesn’t Get Enough Attention for His Sound Investment Advice: Jonathan E. Pond,
Safe Money in Tough Times: Everything You Need To Know To Survive the Financial Crisis.  Not only does the Library own multiple copies of this title, but it’s also available in CD format so you can listen to the book rather than read it. Or how about a book described as the… Book You May Not Be in the Mood To Read Right Now, But Which is Nonetheless Fascinating  Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture by Larry Samuel.

Even if you are not typically inclined to read business books, you may find some of these items well worth your time. And if you have read any of the recommended titles or have others to suggest for fellow Boomers, please comment below and share your thoughts.

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