ABA/AARP Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose and Financial Security

ABA/AARP Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose and Financial Security

by Sally Balch Hurme
ABA/AARP Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose and Financial Security

ABA/AARP Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose and Financial Security

by Sally Balch Hurme

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Overview

Whether you're planning for or already living in retirement, there's a lot that goes into making the most of every day. From crafting a budget and managing your money to last a lifetime to simplifying your life so you can really focus on what you want to do next, Get the Most Out of Retirement walks you through the process.

You'll get step-by-step, practical tips to:

  • Nurture new and old relationships
  • Find meaning through volunteer and work opportunities
  • Take classes and pursue hobbies
  • Decide where to live
  • Retire abroad
  • Get organized and clean out the clutter
  • Stay within your budget
  • Simplify the legal paperwork
  • Live healthfully
  • And more!

Our generation has decades of [bonus] years ahead that our parents didn't have. This is the one book you'll need not just to manage the business of life wisely but to make your retirement rich with health, happiness, and meaning.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634256513
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 948,346
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sally Hurme is an elder law attorney and author. While with AARP for 23 years she worked on a wide variety of issues including advance care planning, surrogate decision making, consumer fraud, elder abuse, and financial security. Ms. Hurme was an advisor to the Uniform Law Commission in the drafting of the uniform guardianship jurisdiction act and Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and other Protective Arrangements Act. She also was a member of the U.S. State Department delegation that drafted the Hague Convention on the International Protection of Adults. She has authored 20 law review articles and book chapters on various elder law issues and taught elder law at George Washington UniversityLaw School. She is author of the ABA/AARP Checklist series: Checklist for My Family, Checklist for Family Survivors, Checklist for Family Caregivers, Get the Most Out of Retirement, and Wise Moves. She received her law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University, Washington, D.C., and her bachelor's degree from Newcomb College, Tulane Universityin New Orleans. Sally currently lives in Bridgewater, VA.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents CHAPTER 1 Ready…Set…Retire • Reflect on the broad strokes of your life up to now• Take stock of who you are• Peek ahead• Reimagine your life• Think outside your box• Chose how you spend your time• Be connected• Get going• Stay centered• Expect the unexpected• Keep talking• Get organized• Revel in unstructured time• Continue to be a vital member of your community• Plan for Plan B CHAPTER 2 Adjust to Changing Relationships • Prepare your work for your departure• Coordinate with your spouse on retirement plans and activities• Maintain—and enhance—your current relationships• Grow new relationships• Nourish caregiving relationships• Understand the scope and limits of legal relationships CHAPTER 3 Get Organized and Clean Out the Clutter • Record basic facts about yourself• Pull together important papers• Know how long to keep records• Take care of special possessions• Get rid of what you don’t need• Tally your income and expenses CHAPTER 4 Build a Retirement Team • Touch base with your employer’s human relations department• Keep track of all who provide personal services• Develop your roster of health professionals • Know the different types of financial professionals• Rely on a team of insurance agents• Find the right legal professionals CHAPTER 5 Welcome Your New Adventures • Find or expand volunteer opportunities• Learn something new• Make a travel bucket list• Work your way into a new job• Start your own business CHAPTER 6 Decide Where to Live • Check to make sure my home is safe• Compare the livability of the communities you are considering• Determine what’s important about where you live• Consider dividing your time between two locations• Investigate “villages” in your community• Explore if an active living community is right for you• See if a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is what you want• Understand what is and isn’t provided in an assisted living facility • Look into skilled nursing facilities• Understand the differences in how property can be titled• Be prepared for emergencies CHAPTER 7 Retiring Abroad • Set your priorities • Narrow down ideal retirement destinations • Ask the embassy about residency requirements• Figure out how you’ll manage your finances• Consider how to handle your legal affairs• Check access to and coverage for health care • Get prepared to leave CHAPTER 8 Take Control of Financial Matters • Organize information about how you bank• Review how financial accounts are titled• Check to make sure your savings bonds are still a sound investment• Keep original documents that are valuable or irreplaceable in a safe deposit box• Make sure your investments match your investment objectives • Pay attention to investment fees and expenses• Document the terms of any personal loans • List credit and debit cards• Recognize the signs of scams and financial exploitation CHAPTER 9 Manage Retirement Accounts/Benefits • Document your retirement plans and know the withdrawal rules• Track down all pension benefits• Understand Social Security benefits and how to navigate the system• Check out the benefits available to veterans and their caregivers CHAPTER 10 Insure a Good Retirement • Locate all insurance policies• Go over the terms of all insurance policies• Update the beneficiaries on life insurance policies• Review your health, disability, and Medicare insurance options• Review insurance coverage for residences• Keep vehicle insurance current• Consider long-term care insurance CHAPTER 11 Deal with Legal Matters • Document your health care preferences • Prepare an organ donor card• Plan the disposition of your body• Plan your funeral• Consider options for paying for your funeral• Know your veterans’ burial benefits • Create or review your estate plan• Identify a source of funding to close your estate• Select an agent to manage your financial affairs• Discuss your advance planning with those who need to know CHAPTER 12 Take Care of Yourself • Exercise to stay strong• Eat the good (for you) stuff• Keep up your spirits• Take advantage of preventive services• Carry with you a personal medication record• Know your family medical history
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