The Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement: How to Save for Your Future Today

The Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement: How to Save for Your Future Today

by Mary Hunt

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Overview

Mary Hunt is the award-winning and bestselling author of several books, including 7 Money Rules for Life, as well as a sought-after motivational speaker. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living (www.debtproofliving.com), which features financial tools, resources, and information for her online members. Her books have sold more than a million copies, and her daily newspaper column is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate and enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers. Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as NBC's Today, FOX News, Oprah, and Focus on the Family. She and her husband live in Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800723927
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 812,656
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, a syndicated columnist, and a sought-after motivational speaker who helps men and women battle the epidemic of consumer debt. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living, which features financial tools, resources, and information for her online members. Her books have sold more than a million copies, and her daily newspaper column, Everyday Cheapskate, is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers. Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as NBC's TODAY and Dr. Phil. She and her husband live in California.

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 15

1 My Wake-up Call 21

2 You've Already Got What It Takes 25

3 A Lifetime Money Plan 32

4 Develop a Money Management System 41

5 Put Your Money Management System to Work 56

6 Build an Emergency Fund 65

7 Get Out of Debt 74

8 Maximize Your Retirement Accounts 80

9 Own Your Home Outright 90

10 Build Your Personal Investment Portfolio 104

11 How Much Will I Need to Retire? 118

12 Can I Count on Social Security for My Retirement? 127

13 The Value of Time 130

14 Quick Guide to Planning by Decades 134

15 How to Choose a Financial Planner 145

16 Popular Ways to Commit Financial Suicide 152

17 Preparing for the Unexpected 161

18 Faith and Finances 166

19 What You Need That Money Can't Buy 178

20 Smart Women Are Doers 184

Appendix: A Short History of Retirement 189

Notes 197

Glossary 201

Index 211

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The Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement: How to Save for Your Future Today 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
TheDollsSatchel More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read this book. Great information about planning now for the future no matter what your age. Easy to follow guidelines for a secure retirement. All of Mary Hunt's books are worth the read, especially if her advice is put to use!
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
Well written with well-divided chapters, this book is a great reference for women of all ages.  Despite the title, the basic principles also apply to men as well.  From saving for the future to paying off debt, this book gives plenty of tips.  What's great is that several financial options and perspectives are given so the reader can pick what works best for them.  Additionally, there is glossary in the back for financial terms that will come in handy.  There are plenty of referenced websites, banks, and financial institutions.  While this book is not too technically deep, there are some formulas and tables thrown in.  This is a quick reference that will make saving for retirement seem manageable and not daunting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just received my copy and it is everything it was promised to be.  I've been following Mary's financial principals for a couple of years now and I"m almost debt free! I look forward to implementing the next stage as outlined in her book.  Char92106 
HeartofaBookWorm More than 1 year ago
Mary Hunt has made this book so easy to read and understand! The chapters range from saving your money today and paying down your debt to investing for your future and everything in between. She keeps the chapters short and yet they are filled with great advice and tips that you can easily apply immediately! We all should plan for our future and for some it is just frightening and can be overwhelming… if that is you then please read Mary's book! You will be so thankful! 
VicG More than 1 year ago
Mary Hunt in her new book, “The Smart Woman’s Guide To Planning For Retirement”  published by Revell shows  us How to Save for Your Future Today. From the back cover:  The knowledge and confidence you need to shape your future—today What do you want to do when you retire? Travel? Pursue hobbies? Spend time with friends and family? If you want to turn those dreams into reality, you need a plan. If you’re not sure where to start, you need personal financial expert Mary Hunt. With her signature no-nonsense, energetic style, Mary clearly covers every aspect of retirement planning during every season of your life–all in language you can understand. Whether you’re staring retirement in the face or you have decades of work ahead of you, Mary offers sound advice on everything from savings and investment to debt reduction and Social Security. Let us face the truth.  According to a 2012 survey, 92 percent of women of all ages in this country don’t feel they’re educated enough to reach their retirement savings goals.  Not only is that a staggering statistic it is also frightening.  It is time to provide a tool for women to use to plan for and manage retirement.  Mary Hunt has done exactly that with “The Smart Woman’s Guide To Planning For Retirement”.  In twenty chapters Ms. Hunt outlines the plans that we need to implement such as pay off debt, save an emergency fund, pay cash and not charge and then goes one step further.  Chapter sixteen’s title is “Popular Ways To Commit Financial Suicide”.  If you think you ever will want to retire and actually enjoy your retirement then you need to read this book.  ”The Smart Woman’s Guide To Planning For Retirement” is a must have book.  You might want to hold it in a special place on your shelf you might be referring to it again and again.  This is also a great book to give as gifts to family and friends.  They will think of you every time they put it to use.  I recommend it highly. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” “Available November 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”