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Retire on Real Estate by Amanda Han, K. Kai Anderson

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IT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE THIS WAY

A Brief, Fascinating History of Retirement Options and the Current Landscape

My parents worked hard to build up their nest egg. They were self-employed, so they knew there would be no pension to rely on once they stopped working. They put four kids through college and worried about money . . . a lot. But they did build what they felt was a fairly sizable egg. Then my dad died suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving Mom both devastated from the loss and paralyzed by questions like: “Will our savings be enough for me to retire? And when??” In fear, she kept working. Now, fifteen years later, she is seventy-five years old and still working part-time. Yes, she has a nest egg. But is it large enough to last her? Will ...

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