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They said the World was my Oyster but someone Stole the Pearl

A Baby Boomer’s guide to Living a Life of Choice not compromise

By Markham Collins & Russell Mann


If you could implement a financial plan that offered a life of choice rather than compromise – would you follow it?

Of course you would! And yet the world’s largest population cohort is hurtling head first into retirement on precious more than a whim and a prayer. Of even greater concern, most will run out of money before they meet their maker.

Written by Baby Boomers for Baby Boomers, there’s no sugar-coating of the facts in this refreshing, fast-moving and totally relatable tale that clearly and candidly addresses the financial realities faced by those born between 1946 and 1964. And there’s more… the actions needed for enjoying your twilight years in financial comfort are explained in black and white, along with check lists for getting your affairs in order.

The good news is: You can live a life of choice not compromise. So what are you waiting for?

E-book: $11.99


Paperback: $27.95 + postage


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Book Overview

This book shows Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – how structured financial planning can help them overcome challenges facing their generation and enable them to live a life of choice not compromise. As a result of unique and significant social phenomena and related financial issues, many Boomers are unsure if we can finance our lifestyles before and after retirement. And the fact is that if we don’t start planning, we will be forced to live a life of compromise. So what can we do?

There’s no silver bullet, it all comes down to planning.

Part 1 of the book shows you specific steps in your planning towards your financial and personal goals:

  1. Awareness – knowing where you are financially
  2. Goals – knowing where you want to go
  3. Strategy – determining how you can reach those goals
  4. Support – finding out who can help you
  5. Review – staying on course to achieve those goals

Part 2 explores four major challenges facing Boomers today: divorce, unemployment, health care and dependents. If you’re not sure what these issues mean for your financial future, we give you steps for managing them while continuing to pursue your financial and personal goals.


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