- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 5, 2000


• "Ernst & Young's Retirement Planning Guide," edited by Robert G. Garner, John Wiley & Sons, 1997. This guide provides a wealth of information, and each chapter has boxes with obstacles, traps and tools.

• "How to Retire Early and Live Well With Less Than a Million Dollars," by Gillette Edmunds, Adams Media Corp., 2000. The book gives advice from someone who has been living off his investments since 1981.

• "Last Minute Retirement Planning," by Stephen M. Rosenberg, CFP, Career Press, 1999. This easy-to-read book offers practical advice from a certified financial planner.

• "Social Security, Medicare and Pensions," by Joseph L. Matthews with Dorothy Matthews Berman, Nolo Press, 1999. This book covers everything anyone needs to know about these subjects.

• "The Retirement Sourcebook," by Mary Helen Smith and Shuford Smith, Roxbury Press, 1999. This retirement guide goes beyond finances and discusses the holistic approach to retirement.

• "The Roaring 2000s: Building the Wealth and Lifestyle You Desire in the Greatest Boom in History," by Harry S. Dent, Simon & Schuster, 1999. This book examines the fundamental trends that can be projected into the future to create wealth.


• AARP, 601 E St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20049. Phone: 202/424-3410. The membership organization for those 50 and older provides a wealth of information on issues affecting older Americans.

On line

• Administration on Aging (AOA), the government agency that deals with issues on aging, has a Web site (www.aoa.dhhs.gov) with links to retirement and financial-planning resources.

• AARP's site (www.aarp.org) is chock-full of valuable information and has an investment program, a pharmacy service, a legal-services network and a variety of resources dealing with aging.

• FinanCenter.com, a privately held Internet company established in 1995, is a resource on personal financial topics. Its site (www.financenter.com) features a calculator that will figure, in actual dollars, the savings to be achieved in 10 years and at retirement by cutting spending on an annual basis.

• The Financial Planning Association, a membership organization for certified financial planners, has articles and brochures available on its site (www.fpanet.org).

• Nolo.com, an on-line legal publisher and seller of books and software, has a site (www.nolo.com) with a section that includes profiles of retirement books. Nolo.com originally was Nolo Press, which was established in 1971 in Berkeley, Calif., by a legal-aid lawyer.

• OnMoney.com, a private company with venture capital provided by Ameritrade Holding Corp., has a full-service financial site (www.onmoney.com) with a section on retirement planning. OnMoney.com was founded in 1998 in White Plains, N.Y. This site also links to the AOA, AARP and the Social Security Administration.

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