Retirement is the best time to settle down and read a book (or two). Still, if you are not retired but will be soon, these are the books you have to obtain before you dive into your golden years.

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1. Money for LifeSteve Vernon

This is a two-part guidebook which deals with financial concerns of the future retirees. The first part is full of pictures that help you to understand how retirees can make money. In the second part, Steve describes specific retirement tax and the issues related to insurances.

2. The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever ReadDaniel R. Solin

Daniel R. Solin wrote about the best way to avoid the common mistakes people make when planning their retirement. If you are starting your retirement, then this book is the excellent choice for you since it will enable you not to make those common mistakes most people do. There are simple financial strategies and a general guide to retirement, which will help you relax and stop worrying about some complicated stuff related to your new life phase.

3. How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide – Jane Bryant Quinn

 “I found books and websites on how to invest but practically nothing on how to prudently parcel your money out. If you take too little from savings, you’re depriving yourself of some of the comforts that you worked for. If you take too much, you’ll go broke.”

As you can see from this quote, Jane Bryant Quinn, in her book How to Make Your Money Last, uses a simple language to explain the steps you have to take to stretch your retirement money. This is a guide that every pensioner has to read.

4. How to Retire Happy, Wild, and FreeErnie Zelinski

Life coach Ernie Zelinski is someone who advertises relaxation and fun above all other things. There is a broad range of topics in this book, which are essential for every retired person. They range from how to relax and enjoy your life to how to reach your retirement goals.

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5. The New Rules of Retirement: Strategies for a Secure Future – Robert C. Carlson

This book is for someone who is going to retire soon. It is a guidebook on how to plan for the retirement that fits you best. It tells you how to manage your nest egg and make it grow. Here, Robert C. Carlson covers many topics in a detailed descriptions. There are pieces of advice on:

  • Relocating and taxes.
  • Planning for long-term care.
  • How to avoid scams.
  • How to help your grandchildren.

6.What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement – John E. Nelson and Richard N. Bolles

This book is highly recommended for anyone who is in the process of planning retirement. It treats retirement as a special part of your life, not just something that inevitably happens when you stop working.

What Color is Your Parachute gives the reader a practical guideline on how to be happy and fruitful when retired. There are many exercises, worksheets, and useful tools for hands-on learning.

7. The AARP Retirement Survival GuideJulie Jason

Julie Jason is Stamford Advocate columnist who gives advice to people of all income levels on how to ‘survive’ the retirement period. This book is an award-winning guide that is sponsored by AARP (the American Association of Retired Persons) and full of retirement answers.

8. Your Retirement Income Blueprint: A Six-Step Plan to Design and Build a Secure Retirement – Daryl Diamond

Being a financial guide, this book can help you secure your future and plan for a financially successful retirement. Canadian people are in its primary focus, especially the Canadian boomers who are nearing the end of their careers. It includes a step-by-step plan to help readers secure their future.

9. The NumberLee Eisenberg

Lee Eisenberg is a former Time magazine editor, now a retirement advisor, who intends to help readers cope with their retirement savings. The Number focuses on the self-improvement and also gives its readers many financial pieces od advice.

10. The New Retirement: Revised and Updated: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life – Jan Cullinane and Cathy Fitzgerald

This a general book about how retirement works and how to plan for it. It is a comprehensive guide that doesn’t simply cover the financial aspects but presents many important aspects of retirement life, including leisure time, lifestyle, travel, community, real estate, and even continuing careers. The book is written in a fun and lighthearted way, which makes it easier to understand and relate to.