Chapter 8 – Get Your $#!+ Together


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Family Matters

“I need to pull my family together before we drift too far apart.”

Ronca, Debi, 2018, The Family Letter: How to Intentionally Develop a Culture of Honor, Encouragement & Value with Your Loved Ones, LifeWise Books, Pinehurst, TX,

I need to put meat behind my family’s long-term vision and meaning.”

Miller, Stan, 2019, Your American Legacy: Powerful Strategies that Instill Lasting Values for Generations, Best Seller Publishing, LLC, Pasadena, CA,

See what truly smart people who understand math and keys to happiness have to say—and what the entertainers don’t want you to know.

Nobody puts math and science into plain english better than Tom Hegna. Book behind the PBS Special seen in over 72 million homes!

Hegna, Tom, 2014, Don’t Worry, Retire Happy! Seven Steps to Retirement Security, Tross Press, Arizona

If you want a good laugh, listen to the entertainers. If you want BS-free how to set up a happy retirement, then read this.

Safety-First Retirement Planning: An Integrated Approach for a Worry-Free Retirement (The Retirement Researcher Guide Series Book 3)

Forward-looking science that blows away the entertainers’ worn out shtick.

Longevity Insurance for a Biological Age: Why your retirement plan shouldn’t be based on the number of times you circled the sun.

Congress will add more money to our nation’s credit card in one year than they did in 100.  In 2020 Congress PUSHED the federal deficit to $3.1 trillion.  The sum of all federal deficits from 1901 all the way to 2000 total $3.3 trillion.  Whether you view Congress as heroic check-writers or irresponsible scum, the lesson is that just as easily as they can spend your money, they can take it.  The POWER OF ZERO explains how to shrink the monetary target on your back.

McKnight, David, 2018, The Power of Zero: How to Get to the 0% Tax Bracket and Transform Your Retirement, Currency, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, New York,

Hot off the Press from David McKnight!

10 Steps to covering your retirement bases from one of the most credentialed experts in the field.

Hopkins, Jamie, 2018, Rewirement: Rewiring the Way You Think About Retirement! Jamie P. Hopkins.

Articles, Checklists & More

“Caregivers just can’t be everything to everyone else without losing themselves.”

Fodrini-Johnson, Linda, “My Marriage or My Mom!,” Today’s Geriatric Medicine, Aging Well, Vol. 3 No. 3 P. 34, Summer 2010.

AssistGuide Information Services’ Massive List of Practical Checklists and Assessments.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ starting point for information on LTC, Medicare, Medicaid, and more.