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RETIRE Inspired — It’s not an Age; it’s a Financial Number. Author: Chris Hogan.

There’s nothing like a towering, gangster-movie quoting, former American football player to give you the motivation you need to start planning for retirement should you wish to end up in a comfortable one.

Having worked as a bill collector and seen first-hand the mistakes of those who live paycheck to paycheck with no concern for saving and investing, Chris Brown details in Retire Inspired the steps required to take if you want to avoid what he calls the Nightmare Retirement (the toughest of four), wherein you have neither the energy, money nor people to support you in your twilight years and are ultimately forced to turn to welfare for survival.

Brown says that not only is a comfortable retirement achievable regardless of your income, if you start early enough, the word retirement becomes less synonymous with old age and more an early escape from the necessity of work, allowing you to do what you want, when you want, possibly while you’re still in your forties.

Yes, there are hard truths to be swallowed and tough decisions to be made along the way, some of which you may find unpalatable, but even partially preparing yourself for what’s coming is better than believing you’re going to wake up incapable one day and magically find desperately needed money in your bank account. When it comes to wealth-building, time is your greatest ally. If you’re still not convinced, check out Brown’s entertaining speeches online before purchase.

— Omar Sayed.

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