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If you’re looking for a basic retirement guide, this is the book for you. It guides you through 7 stages and touches on financial, emotional and physical matters related to retirement.

I like that this book addressed many different retirement accounts: 401k’s/403b’s, Roth and Traditional IRA’s as well as CD’s and high interest savings accounts to name a few. The message of investing early in your career and taking advantage of compounding interest is emphasized.

The book focuses a lot on emotions and different reactions individuals have toward retirement. There were several suggestions for the different responses. Apps, side jobs and volunteer opportunities were explored.

I would have liked more focus on health care and long term care options and recommendations. Although healthcare was mentioned it was glossed over and only focused on the fact that it would be needed and more expensive as we age. In today’s world, healthcare costs are a primary factor for many people, many of whom put off retirement until after reaching Medicare age. I would have liked to read more than the recommendation to shop around.

Thank you to the Publisher and NetGalley for giving me a digital copy of this book.

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When I requested this book I knew that I would be going on early retirement very soon. I don't really know what I expected from this book but it certainly did not meet my expectations. Main reason for this I guess is that the book seems to be exclusively written for the American Market.
Therefore it is not very useful for Europeans, because situations and social services are way different in Europe regarding health care, pensions, etc.

Because I already requested the book I decided to read it anyway so I could write this review. Besides that the economical situation in Europe is different I had not expected the book to be solely about how to save up enough money to be able to retire. I didn't like the way it was only focussed on the financial side of retirement. Although the book was written clearly and understandably, I felt there was quite a bit of repetition. After a while I thought about a number of points: "yes I know, you told this before".

So maybe this book works great for others, but it was totally not for me.

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This is a really lovely book, with some great advice, both around the psychology and costs of retirement. As a Brit, the American financial side doesn’t really apply to me, however, I took away a great deal about the principles of planning for retirement. I’m planning to have a conversation with my husband based on the ideas in this book - a great starting point for couples looking forward to their golden years together.

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What could be of greater use in getting from one place to another than with a roadmap? if that place is retirement, what could be of greater assistance to getting there in good shape than with a roadmap? That is what this wonderful book is all about.

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Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for this eCopy to review

I really enjoyed the chatty style of The Retirement Planning Roadmap. Whilst aimed at America the general principles are the same. Start planning for your retirement as soon as you can. It breaks down what to do into easy bitesize pieces of advice on how to save more money, make it work harder for you and how to cut your costs. As well as thinking about what your retirement looks like for you so you know how much money you need to retire

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Good info here. Lots of steps and ideas worth knowing about and following. Since I’ve attended several seminars perhaps this was too basic for me. Worth a look.

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An excellent book on retirement planning, which lays down ways in which you can prepare for what is a frightening time for many people. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for giving me a copy of the book.

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