On the Money: Read up on retirement savings

McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceSeptember 1, 2013 

Planning for retirement can prove a challenge when it comes to your saving and investment options. But you may not have to look any further than a local bookstore or an online bookseller to find a useful financial guide to retirement.

A number of titles in hard copy and e-book format offer an array of insights into retirement planning. Here is a sampling of a few books dedicated to the subject:

• “How to Retire Happy,” by Stan Hinden; McGraw-Hill, 256 pages ($20). Features 12 personal finance decisions a person should address before retirement.

• “IRAs, 401(k)s, and Other Retirement Plans,” by Twila Slesnick and John Suttle; Nolo, 328 pages ($34.99). Spotlights different retirement plan types, tax rules, distribution periods and beneficiary topics.

• “How to Keep and Grow Your Retirement Assets,” by Daniel Wildermuth; McGraw-Hill, 224 pages ($20). Discusses different retirement approaches and strategies.

• “20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make,” by Ray E. Levitre; Sphinx Publishing, 334 pages ($19.99). Covers retirement planning, income sources and developing investment strategies.

• “The Retirement Challenge: Will You Sink or Swim?” by Frank Armstrong III and Jason R. Doss; Financial Times Press, 288 pages ($21.99). Sorts through an assortment of retirement financial considerations in a do-it-yourself approach.

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