Take the guesswork out of planning a richly rewarding retirement!

7 steps to a richer retirement

Kiplingerís 7 Steps to a Richer Retirement: Your Guide to Building Wealth that Lasts as Long as You Do.   Get concise, easy-to-understand help to reap all the rewards you labored so long to earn ó and make sure your money lasts as long as you do!

This 170-page handbook is packed with step-by-step advice to protect and guide you through every aspect of retirement planning and living. What's more, you get the following three free bonuses.

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Get practical help to build and preserve your retirement wealth.

You can count on Kiplinger's 7 Steps to a Richer Retirement to give you the trustworthy advice and guidance you need to make sure you never run out of money in your retirement.  Youíll discover how to:

  • Determine exactly how much money you will need and create a step-by-step plan to reach your goal,
  • Invest and manage your money wisely to make sure it lasts as long as you do,
  • Minimize the tax bite and take full advantage of retirement tax shelters to supercharge your spendable income,
  • Get the highest possible lifetime benefits from Social Security ó and avoid what may be the single biggest mistake made by nearly half of all retirees,
  • Create an income stream to stretch your retirement savings even further,
  • Prepare adequately for one of the biggest costs retirees face: health care,
  • And much more.

Step 1: Crunch the Numbers

  • Your Bottom Line
  • Create a Realistic Budget
  • Your Preretirement Checklist

Step 2: Pump Up Your Retirement Plan

  • Playing Catch-Up
  • Saving on Your Own
  • Smart Strategies After You Retire
  • Taking Pension Payouts

Step 3: Manage Your Investments

  • Crafting the Mix
  • The Kiplinger 25 Mutual Funds
  • Enlist a Professional

Step 4: Maximize Social Security

  • The Best Time to File
  • A Personalized Benefit Statement
  • Strategies for Married Couples
  • The Truth About the Earnings Test
  • More Good News for Married Couples

Step 5: Make Your Money Last

  • Pick a Drawdown Strategy
  • Pump Up Your Retirement Paycheck
  • Get Some Guarantees from an Annuity
  • Income Strategies for Younger Retirees

Step 6: Get the Best Health Coverage

  • The Ins and Outs of Medicare
  • Insurance for Early Retirees
  • Shop for Long-Term-Care Insurance

Step 7: Minimize the Tax Bite

  • What's Taxable? What's Not?
  • Tax-Bracket Bingo
  • Traditional IRA Withdrawals
  • Paying the Tax Tab
  • Your State's Stake
  • Selling the Family Home

BONUS Step 8: Supplement Your Income

  • Work Part-Time for Your Old Boss?
  • Your Second Act
  • Great Gigs for Retirees
  • Start Your Own Business

And much, much more!