The Number: What Do you Need for the Rest of Your Life, and What Will It Cost? (Paperback)

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    Do you know your Number?

    What happens if you don’t make it to your Number?

    Do you have a plan?

    The often-avoided, anxiety-riddled discussion about financial planning for a secure and fulfilling future has been given a new starting point in The Number by Lee Eisenberg. The buzz of professionals and financial industry insiders everywhere, the Number represents the amount of money and resources people will need to enjoy the active life they desire, especially post-career. Backed by imaginative reporting and insights, Eisenberg urges people to assume control and responsibility for their standard of living, and take greater aim on their long-term aspirations.

    From Wall Street to Main Street USA, the Number means different things to different people. It is constantly fluctuating in people’s minds and bank accounts. To some, the Number symbolizes freedom, validation of career success, the ticket to luxurious indulgences and spiritual exploration; to others, it represents the bewildering and nonsensical nightmare of an impoverished existence creeping up on them in their old age, a seemingly hopeless inevitability that they would rather simply ignore than confront. People are highly private and closed-mouthed when it comes to discussing their Numbers, or lack thereof, for fear they might either reveal too much or display ineptitude.

    In The Number, Eisenberg describes this secret anxiety as the “Last Taboo,” a conundrum snared in confusing financial lingo. He sorts through the fancy jargon and translates the Number into commonsense advice that resonates just as easily with the aging gods and goddesses of corporate boardrooms as it does with ordinary people who are beginning to realize that retirement is now just a couple of decades away. Believing that the Number is as much about self-worth as it is net worth, Eisenberg strives to help readers better understand and more efficiently manage all aspects of their life, money, and pursuit of happiness.


    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    ISBN 9780743270328
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference
    Format Paperback
    Pages 268
    Publisher Date 2006-12-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Free Pr
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.58 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle What Do you Need for the Rest of Your Life, and What Will It Cost?
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Eisenberg, Lee

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      Wondering about retirement...this is THE book for you! Excellent book! Very helpful!

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