Title: Retirement: 2 in 1 Book: Retirement: Learn How to: Retire Early and Wealthy and Make More Money Now: Proven Strategies to Quickly Make Extra Income! (Financial Advice Series)
Author: Robert Gardner
Publisher: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Date of Publication: 26 October 2017
Retirement is a phase that is equally anticipated and dreaded by most people. Gardner argues that retirement can be the most enjoyable phase of a person’s life if one has planned it ahead. It does not have to mean an idle existence or turning into a couch potato and yelling at the neighbourhood kids. One must consider a range of steps in managing money successfully in order to make the best out of all the free time post retirement and this book gives you exactly that.
Within a few short chapters the book covers a range of ideas that are equally interesting and educative. A positive approach is the most important step towards a healthy mind set. Though the book is about retired life as a whole but emphasises more on early retirement and the reasons that make it or can make it a wise choice. Retirees should plan about 70%-80% of their current annual income which may include taking help from a qualified financial planner. Again, income generated from IRAs, employer sponsored retirement plans, annuities and dividends that are added to the retirement funds depend upon one’s income during working life, savings or investments. It is all individual specific and based on one’s personal goals. Clearing of debts comes foremost after which planning a healthy lifestyle is vital. Gardner encourages opting for part time work or looking for other constant sources of income that engages in social interaction. The book has some highly practical advice about understanding basic investment principles. The bullet points make technical information easy to comprehend and apply. The dos and don’ts are good cautionary advice especially as the book deals with important money matters. It is a whole new lesson on practical and cost-effective financial stashing and people should be reading this earlier on in their careers whether they be in contractual jobs or run their independent businesses.
The second book in the bundle has an extremely alluring title to draw enough attention to itself. What needs to be clarified is that the book is not about saving money but rather making more of it. Who wouldn’t want that?
Gardner begins with some immediate solutions which is nothing too fancy but some basic advice like getting a part time job, renting out an apartment room, babysitting, holding a garage sale and so on which most people have usually done once in a while. It then moves on to making money online through selling one’s skills. The book provides many names of websites which can be useful for blogging, vlogging, image banks and so on. Advanced opportunities are geared towards long terms financial success but might not yield immediate results such as starting up a business, buying a local business, MLM businesses or even helping a local business. Though the book does provide the initially promised 21 ways to make more money but the information is rather too basic and guessable. At several points the reader may think that the next idea is going to be some life changing mantra but the book ends way before anything all that drastic is put forth.
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