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Don't be fooled by the sensationa title.
on July 24, 2012
Gordon Pape's "Retirement's Harsh New Realities", despite it sensational sounding title, is really one of the most sensible discussions of what retirement means for Canadians. This is a timely publication because, as he illustrates, most Canadians are woefully under or miss informed about the reality of their own retirements.
For those who have no idea of their retirement or only vague notions such as "I've got my pension from work", then you ought to read this. It is not alarmist, but it is a practical exposé of what retirement is in our rapidly changing times. If you are someone who is already looking after your personal finances with your retirement in view, it is still a valuable read for no matter how well informed we believe ourselves to be, we can always learn something new and helpful.
The style in which Pape presents the harsh new realities which constitue the first half of the book is easy to read, his chapters well organised and his points supported with pertinent anecdotal information. The second half of the book is an exposé of solutions and at no time does he come across as pedantic, which is often the failing of this sort of "financial help" literature. He gives us good sound, uncomplicated advice.
"Retirement's Harsh New Realities" covers thoroughly all of the aspects of retirement as it confronts us today. If you have yet to begin to plan for your retirement or you have already begun doing so, in my opinion, buying this book may be one of the best financial retirement investments you could make .