In Serious About Retiring: A Practical Roadmap for a Healthier, Wealthier, Retirement, author Mark S. Fischer, CFP, MBA provides a game-changing framework for understanding and planning for this long stage of life. With a unique combination of cutting-edge research, real-world examples, and practical advice, heshows how, with careful planning, the retirement years can be the best years ever.Using lots of stories and examples, this book offers a comprehensive guide on retirement, with insights and information on health, housing, volunteering, work, family, friendship, travel, lifestyle, investments, budgeting, tax issues, and even estate planning.
Mark S. Fischer, CFP and MBA, has helped hundreds of people successfully manage the transition to retirement, both in his work as a financial planner with individual clients and through workshops at the University of Minnesota. He is a specialist on retirement planning. In addition to this book, he is co-author of Mapping Your Retirement, a workbook.
“Most people need a trusted guide to navigate their planning path to retirement and to help them make the most of their retirement years. Long-time financial planner Mark Fischer has distilled his experience and knowledge about the retirement process into a comprehensive and readable guide—a wonderful combination.” —Chris Farrell, economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and columnist for Star Tribune, author of Purpose and a Paycheck, Unretirement, and The New Frugality
“In this comprehensive yet easy-to-read book, you will find Mark’s thoughtful caring and guidance for your adaptive planning for life. Take advantage of his up-to-date expert knowledge of factors such as taxes and economic shifts.” —Jan Hively, Purpose Prize Fellow, Co-Founder of Vital Aging Network, SHIFT, and Pass It On Network
“Practical and well written, this guide is a trove of information for anyone who has left work already or is years away from retirement. Escorted by an expert, learn about real situations that could happen to any of us, helpful tips on how to avoid unnecessary pitfalls, and new ideas that energize you to move into a bright and productive future.” —Joyce Cohen, Co-President, The Life Planning Network
“Serious About Retiring offers a wealth of information, combining stories with practical knowledge—a must read for those ready to take the next big step in their life, retirement!” —Mark Skeie, editor, Mapping Your Retirement, Executive Director, Vital Aging Network