The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty: Answers to Your Most Important Money Questions

Crown Business. Apr. 2014. 432p. notes. index. ISBN 9780804137362. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780804137379. BUS
Building off her popular "Ask Carrie" column, Schwab-Pomerantz (president, Charles Schwab Fdn., senior vice president, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; coauthor, It Pays To Talk) presents her latest book as a collection of answers to the most important questions for those who may be near retirement or thinking about it. After introducing her "Top Ten Recommendations for Every Age" on how to become and remain financially fit, she addresses everything from planning for retirement to encouraging financial independence in children and other family members. Her style is conversational and open-minded, a necessity with such a delicate subject. The advice is sound, not groundbreaking, but readers will appreciate the Q&A format that will allow them to skip to the most relevant points as needed.
VERDICT The title of the book should not dissuade younger readers from picking up this volume as it includes invaluable guidance on many personal finance topics that affect those under 50, including saving for college, paying off debt, and preparing for the golden years.
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