The Motley Fool's Money After 40

The Motley Fool's Money After 40

Building Wealth for a Better Life

With their famous wit, seasoned advice, and impeccable business savvy, the bestselling financial duo explains how to build wealth and security -- and how to afford anything you want when the work is done.

The Motley Fool's Money After 40 is for anyone who wants a stable future free from financial anxiety. You will learn how to fortify your portfolio to weather any economic climate and live the life you want regardless of the market's peaks and valleys.

Applying the principles of commonsense money management, David and Tom Gardner's goal is to help you determine what you will need and want when you retire and to guide you in creating realistic financial goals. From owning the right size home to affording sufficient health care coverage, from sending kids to college to taking that exotic vacation, The Motley Fool's Money After 40 explains how to:

• Organize your finances to preserve the funds you already have
• Master estate planning
• Determine whether you can turn a hobby into a small business
• Finance your children's education and care for aging parents
• Live a healthy, productive life free from fiscal anxiety

Comprehensive and amusing, The Motley Fool's Money After 40 is a one-stop financial guidebook for gilding the golden years.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743284820 | 
  • February 2006
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Chapter One: Why Retire?

What is precious is never to forget

The delight of the blood drawn from ancient springs

Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth;

Never to deny its pleasure in the simple morning light,

Nor its grave evening demand for love;

Never to allow gradually the traffic to smother

With noise and fog the flowering of the spirit.

-- Stephen Spender

You don't actually want to retire, do you?


Just giving up? Or planning to walk away and play with your own toys?

Is it that you're trying to get somewhere or trying to escape... see more
Introduction: May We Help You?

Everybody needs money! That's why they call it "money"!

-- David Mamet

It was the summer of 1994. The stock market was falling, talk of recession was in the air. The Internet was rising out of its niche into the mass market. And we decided to put everything professional on hold in order to transform our modest newsletter, "The Motley Fool" into a business. We had no anticipation of success. No plan to work together full time for the next ten years (had we known, things would be different). It was a sweltering summer in the nation's capital. We swept out the shed on the back of... see more

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