Special Reports

Retirement
Knight Kiplinger's 10 Steps to a Richer Retirement
Knight Kiplinger's 10 Steps to a Richer Retirement: Your Essential Toolkit

This 310-page three-ring binder product divided into 10 tabbed sections bursting with trustworthy advice, guidance, worksheets and checklists to help you plan for and enjoy a comfortable and secure retirement. You'll discover how to:

  • Create a realistic retirement budget,
  • Invest and manage your money wisely to ensure it lasts as long as you need it,
  • Get the highest possible lifetime benefits from Social Security,
  • Minimize the tax bite and take full advantage of retirement tax shelters to keep every penny you've got coming to you,
  • Generate adequate monthly income,
  • Safeguard your estate and protect your loved ones,
  • Get the best health care and insurance,
  • And much more.
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Kiplinger's Retirement Planning Guide - 2014 Edition

Kiplinger's Retirement Planning is filled with sound planning strategies and carefully researched investment advice to assure you of a rich, worry-free retirement. This year's guide will help you plan for and enjoy a financially secure retirement, whether you're still some years from the goal line or you're already retired. Kiplinger retirement planning experts show you how to maximize your 401(k) plan, select top-performing investments, get the most from Social Security, protect your estate, ensure affordable top-notch health care and much more.

The print edition is just $5.95 plus postage and handling. Please select the delivery option you prefer and click "add to cart."

Social Security
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Boomer's Guide to Social Security$29.95$9.95
Revised for 2014! With the Boomer's Guide to Social Security you'll discover how to get the most out of your benefits for the rest of your life. Deciding when to take Social Security benefits is one of the most important decisions you'll make for financial security during your retirement. This guide explains the issues and provides practical tools to help you make the right decision -- for yourself and your family.
Personal Finance
Special report on caring for aging parents
Special Report on Aging Parents$2.99

Whether you're already managing your parents' care or that day has yet to arrive, this Special Report will help you claim all the benefits available to them, get full value for their and your health-care dollar, and get the best care possible. Get this PDF download of the thirteen page special report now.

Important note: This report is taken from the January 2014 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, starting on page 51.

Kiplinger's Starting Out Guide to Your Money
Kiplinger's Starting Out Guide$2.99

Kiplinger's Starting Out Guide to Your Money is a special report specifically written for the millennial generation. You'll discover how to stretch your money, budget, find useful apps, track your spending, divvy up your paycheck, set money priorities, manage student loans, make the buy/rent decision, start saving (for retirement too!), get credit, find a side gig, start investing, manage benefits, pick a credit card, save for a house, get the right car, get the right insurance, and much more!

Important note: This report is taken from the June 2014 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, starting on page 45.

Workplace Solutions
14 Things Not to Say to Your Customers
14 Things Not to Say to Your Customers

When it comes to customer service, conventional wisdom is often wrong. This Special Report gets right to the meat and reveals how some seemingly innocent words can work against you -- and how some of the responses and phrases customer service reps are typically trained to use can actually produce negative results. This 50-page report is perfect for the busy professional, condensing the best business advice into a concise, practical and thorough review of the topic.

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7 Problem Personalities and How to Deal With Them in the Workplace

Confronting employees with problem personalities is a challenging but vital role of any good manager. Helping difficult employees improve their attitudes not only will make your life easier, it also will earn you the respect and gratitude of your entire team -- as well as boost your bottom line. These practical strategies will help you rein in 7 of the most common disruptive personality types.

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Creating Customer Service Superstars

Like most other customer service teams, you probably have a few high-potential hard workers performing at a reasonable level, and a larger group of average performers providing so-so customer service. You can use these relatively simple, low- or no-cost strategies, techniques and tips to transform at least some of the first group into true customer service superstars, and significantly boost performance of the second group well beyond merely average.

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Reinvigorate a Complacent Workforce

Complacency sets in when employees view their workplace as predictable and risk averse. These step-by- step techniques will help you shake workers from their tired routines... get them operating at peak efficiency in short order... encourage bold, creative, employee-driven initiatives to excel in their own performance... and inject an air of excitement into your team's daily experience.

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Why Employees Perform Poorly and What You Can Do About It

Substandard performance by your employees rarely happens by accident. The good news is, once you identify the cause there are a number of easily implemented strategies you can use to boost employee performance. This Special Report explains the most common reasons for underperformance, along with tried-and-true techniques to quickly get your employees working at peak capacity again.

Harvard Health Special Reports
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2014 Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

This publication is available in print, as a downloadable PDF, or both. Choose the format you prefer in the drop-down box below.

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Diagnosis: Coronary Artery Disease

53 page special report from Harvard Health for people who have or want to prevent heart disease. Click on the title above for more information.

This publication is available in print, as a download (PDF) file, or both. Choose the format you prefer in the drop-down box below.

Neck Pain special report from Harvard Health
Neck Pain: A troubleshooting guide to help you find relief

This 48 page special report from Harvard Health can help you manage your discomfort, increase your mobility and prevent future flare-ups.

This publication is available in print, as a download (PDF) file, or both. Choose the format you prefer in the drop-down box below.

Sexuality in midlife and beyond a special report from Harvard Health
Sexuality in Midlife and Beyond

This 48-page special report from Harvard Health will help you enjoy a healthy sex life despite the changes that come with age.

This publication is available in print, as a download (PDF) file, or both. Choose the format you prefer in the drop-down box below.

Stress Management report from Harvard Health
Strength and Power Training: A guide for adults of all ages

This 49-page report from Harvard Health will introduce you to workouts that you can easily fit into your schedule. With just two sessions per week, you'll fortify your muscles and bones, add tone to your body, and confidence to your life.

This publication is available in print, as a download (PDF) file, or both. Choose the format you prefer in the drop-down box below.

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Stress Management: Approaches for preventing and reducing stress

This 57-page special report from Harvard Health will help you rein in the runaway changes unleashed by stress. These proven techniques can help you repel the consuming effects of stress and reclaim and restore inner peace.

This publication is available in print, as a download (PDF) file, or both. Choose the format you prefer in the drop-down box below.

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Living Wills: A guide to advance directives, health care power of attorney, and other key documents

This 44-page report from Harvard Health will walk you through the process of creating advance care directives, explain the medical terms and procedures you'll need to know, help you determine what kind of end-of-life care you would want, and provide the forms you'll need.

This publication is available in print, as a download (PDF) file, or both. Choose the format you prefer in the drop-down box below.

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Positive Psychology: Harnessing the power of happiness, mindfulness, and personal strength

This 37-page report from Harvard Health is a guide to the concepts that can help you find well-being and happiness, based on the latest research. This report includes self-assessment tests and step-by-step advice and exercises to help you maximize the positive emotion in your life.

This publication is available in print, as a download (PDF) file, or both. Choose the format you prefer in the drop-down box below.

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Mobility and Independence

Prepared by Harvard Medical School doctors, Mobility and Independence offers a wealth of useful guidance. You'll learn what to do to lessen the risks of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis ... take pressure off your back ... tone your core ... maintain muscle power ... and improve posture.

The report looks at ways to protect your vision, prevent hearing loss and keep your brain sharp. It provides tips for ramping up the nutrients in your diet without boosting calories. Plus, you'll get advice for aging in place, adapting and fall-proofing your home, choosing services, and more.

This Special Health Report was prepared by Harvard Health Publications in consultation with Scott D. Martin, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School, Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital. 49 pages. (2014) Please note: Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of the printed version.