AARP's The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement

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Retirement expert Jan Cullinane addresses the challenges and opportunities single women have when it comes to planning for a successful and rewarding retirement. She combines personal anecdotes and professional advice to offer a comprehensive guide to the retirement-related issues single women encounter.

The number of single women age 45 and older in the United States is 25 million—and growing every year. For them, retirement planning offers unique challenges. On average, women have fewer savings and live longer than men. They have different health needs and are more likely to care for family members. This means they need a unique set of guidelines for approaching all facets of retirement, including finances, working after leaving a primary career, relocation, health, travel, giving back, and caregiving.

AARP’s new book The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement (Wiley; 978-1-118-22950-7; October 2012; $18.95), is the only book out there that approaches retirement for single women in a holistic manner. Retirement expert Jan Cullinane addresses the challenges and opportunities single women have when it comes to planning for a successful and rewarding retirement. She combines personal anecdotes and professional advice to offer a comprehensive guide to the retirement-related issues single women encounter.

The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement offers a wide breadth of advice, encouragement, and specific suggestions to help women plan for a happy, fulfilling retirement. Providing the reader with checklists, references, quizzes, and advice from experts and women just like the reader, Cullinane presents a retirement guide that is all-encompassing yet practical and easy to read. This book will help this large and growing demographic answer questions such as:

  •     What makes single women special?
  •     When is the right time to retire from a primary career?
  •     How should you best use the 168 hours a week after you retire?
  •     How can you maintain a healthy lifestyle after retirement?
  •     What are some financial strategies to achieve a successful retirement?
  •     Should you pursue a second career? And if so, where are the hot jobs?
  •     What are the best places to retire and how do you choose where to relocate?

Cullinane covers topics from fitness to finances to “the five D’s”—divorce, death, dating, dependency, and deepening connection—ensuring that AARP’s The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement will be the only retirement guide a single woman will ever need.

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