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The 5 Years Before You Retire: Retirement Planning When You Need It the Most Paperback – 1 January 2014

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2015 Washington Post Singletary column gift guide pick!

"Lays out a road map that helps boomers plan for retirement." --Newsday

"Fantastic and incredibly comprehensive." --Rob Berger, Doughroller

About the Author

Emily Guy Birken is a finance writer who writes the “Live Like a Mensch” column for The Dollar Stretcher. She is also a contributor to Wise BreadPT MoneyMoney CrashersYahoo! Finance, and Business Insider, and many other personal finance sites. She edits and writes for the FinCon blog, an annual conference for financial bloggers. She is the author of The 5 Years Before You RetireChoose Your RetirementMaking Social Security Work for You, and End Financial Stress Now. You can visit her at

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 144056972X
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Adams Media (1 January 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781440569722
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1440569722
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.97 x 1.78 x 21.43 cm
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