"Taking steps to achieve financial health is just like setting a goal to lose weight – it doesn't happen overnight. Setting yourself up for financial success requires time, dedication and maintenance."
Developments in the Economics of Aging by David A. Wise (Editor)
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
The number of Americans eligible to receive Social Security benefits will increase from forty-five million to nearly eighty million in the next twenty years. Retirement systems must therefore adapt to meet the demands of the largest aging population in our nation's history. In Developments in the Economics of Aging, David A. Wise and a distinguished group of analysts examine the economic issues that will confront policy makers as they seek to design policies to protect the economic and physical health of these older Americans. The volume looks at such topics as factors influencing work and retirement decisions at older ages, changes in life satisfaction associated with retirement, and the shift in responsibility for managing retirement assets from professional money managers of traditional pension plans to individual account holders of 401(k)s. Developments in the Economics of Aging also addresses the complicated relationship between health and economic status, including why health behaviors vary across populations and how socioeconomic measures correlate with health outcomes.
The Net Worth Workout by Susan Feitelberg
Publication Date: 2006-01-20
"Are your bills bloated, your savings scrawny, and your investments sluggish and lazy? This book presents a program for prioritizing, goal-setting, and follow-up that will get your finances into shape. Inspired by the author's successful seminar program of the same name, The Net Worth Workoutuses a subject that people relate to easily -- health and fitness -- to make the nervewracking topic of personal finance more accessible. The book helps you develop the discipline and consistency you need to build your financial muscle. The author compares: * Spending with Calorie Intake: Junk spending decreases wealth, while nutritious spending boosts it. * Saving with Muscle Strength: Just as weightlifting builds muscle, smart saving builds financial strength. * Earning with Metabolism: Earning more (whether through higher pay or taking better advantage of benefits) helps maximize the other components of your financial health. * Investing with Cardiac Fitness: The heart of lasting financial health, investing increases the long-term effectiveness of the other components and ensures a robust financial life. The Net Worth Workoutshows you how to follow a manageable, consistent regimen that will help ensure a healthier financial future -- all while hardly breaking a sweat."