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Essential retirement planning for solo agers : a retirement and aging roadmap for single and childless adults

Author: Sara Zeff Geber
Publisher: Coral Gables, FL : Mango Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers explores the path ahead for solo agers and presents us with a comprehensive guide for retirement planning. Through stories and personal examples, retirement expert and founder of LifeEncore, Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, describes choices in housing, relationships, legal arrangements, finances, and more--and urges solo agers to plan for the future as though their life and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Zeff Geber
ISBN: 1633537684 9781633537682
OCLC Number: 1015828204
Notes: "With dozens of worksheets, checklists, resources, and expert dvice"--Cover.
Description: 321 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Preparing for the future. Child-free: pioneers of a generation --
The role of adult children in the life of an elder. Emotional support ; Residential decisions, real estate transactions, and help with moving ; Investments and other financial decisions ; Legal representation ; Bill paying and handling money ; Medication management and help with the activities of daily living ; The social network --
Part II: Enjoying the second half of life. Happiness and satisfaction --
Financial security --
Good health and physical well-being --
Self-awareness, meaning, and purpose. Values clarification worksheets ; Consider your legacy ; Leaving a legacy worksheet --
Adaptability and flexibility --
A strong social network. Relationship evaluation worksheet ; Thinking about relationships NOW --
A belief system larger than yourself. Six keys to a fulfilling older LifeRating worksheet --
Making an income in later life --
Part III: Deciding how and where to live. Avoiding loneliness and isolation --
Privacy, autonomy, and independence --
Defining your most important criteria --
The early options. Retirement communities ; Active adult communities ; Cohousing communities ; Home sharing ; Intentional communities ; Continuous care retirement communities (CCRCs) ; Cultural specialty communities --
Stranger in a strange land: moving to a different country. Evaluating criteria for living outside the US --
Aging in place. The village movement ; NORCs (naturally occurring retirement communities) --
Part IV: Ensuring comfort and care in your oldest age. The trajectory of aging --
What will we need? --
Financing the care you need. Long-term care insurance ; Personal assets ; Medicaid --
Options for receiving care. Continuous care retirement community (CCRC) ; Assisted living communities ; Board and care homes ; Nursing homes --
Documenting your preferences for care. Advance health care directive ; Power of attorney for finances ; Last will and testament ; Revocable trust ; Long-term care plan ; Ensuring a secure future ; Finding a younger support system ; Hiring a professional ; Creating a planning kit ; Avoiding "elder abuse" --
End-of-life choices --
Conclusion. A final checklist and guide for your planning.
Responsibility: Sara Zeff Geber, PhD.

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"Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers explores the path ahead for solo agers and presents us with a comprehensive guide for retirement planning. Through stories and personal examples, retirement expert and founder of LifeEncore, Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, describes choices in housing, relationships, legal arrangements, finances, and more--and urges solo agers to plan for the future as though their life and well-being depend on it--because it will!"--Back cover.

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