Double Your Retirement Income: Three Strategies for a Successful Retirment


DOUBLE Your Retirement Income

As corporations and the government continue to shift the responsibility for retirement savings to workers, employees at all economic levels must develop a personal plan to ensure a financially secure retirement.

Financial professional Peter Mazonas is familiar with the new obstacles we all face when it comes to retirement planning, and in Double Your Retirement Income, he provides you with the tools and information needed to overcome them. Beginning with a broad overview of the economic realities you'll face while developing a strategy to reach your retirement goals, this comprehensive guide helps you take a step back and make an honest assessment of what it's going to take to retire on your terms.

Filled with in-depth insight, expert advice, and illustrative charts and graphs, Double Your Retirement Income will show you how to:

  • Effectively manage Defined Contribution Plans—such as 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and profit-sharing plans
  • Understand Defined Benefit Pension Plans
  • Buy and hold a balanced portfolio of no-load, low-fee index tracking products (such as ETFs and mutual funds) to double your retirement income
  • Save more for your retirement by educating your children with other people's money—loans, grants, and scholarships
  • And much more

PETER MAZONAS has thirty-five years of experience as a tax and financial consultant and wealth manager. A CPA, he founded the Executive Financial Counseling Division at Bank of America and also created their Private Banking Division. Mazonas also founded Transamerica HomeFirst, a reverse home mortgage company. He is currently a consultant to financial service companies on wealth management, product design, and customer service.

Chapter 1: Facing Reality: What’s It Going to Take to Be Able to Retire?

Chapter 2: Budgeting: Finding New Money to Save for Retirement.

Chapter 3: Two-Income Households: Affording a Home and Retirement While Avoiding Bankruptcy.

Chapter 4: Buying a Home.

Chapter 5: Paying for College with Other People’s Money.

Chapter 6: Your Pension Plan = Your Retirement Lifeline.

Chapter 7: The Winning Investment Strategy for the Twenty-First Century.

Chapter 8: Taxable Investing.

Chapter 9: Retirement Redefined.

Chapter 10: Tips to Remember As You Develop Your Strategy: Your Semiannual Checkups.