Retirement Planning Savings and Investing

If I could only recommend one book for retirement planning, I would choose the first book on this list: The Boglehead's Guide to Retirement Planning.  Just published in 2011, The Boglehead's Guide to Retirement Planning covers a wide range of retirement planning issues with very up to date information. The main topics covered include:
  • Explains the different types of savings accounts and retirement plans
  • Offers insights on managing and funding your retirement accounts
  • Details efficient withdrawal strategies that could help you maintain a comfortable retirement lifestyle
  • Addresses essential estate planning and gifting issues
You may have noticed that I have included a number of books written by John Bogle and his "followers", the Bogleheads. This is because I share their investment philosophy: that the best long term strategy for most investors is accomplished through investing in low cost index funds.  Furthermore, all royalties from this book are donated to the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the U.S. Constitution.

Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning, by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Rick Ferri,
Laura Dogu, and John Bogle

Can I Retire? How Much Money You Need to Retire and How to Manage Your Retirement
Savings, Explained in 100 Pages or Less
, by Mike Piper

Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To
, by Melanie Cullen
and Shae Irving, J.D.

Save Your Retirement: What to Do If You Haven't Saved Enough or If Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown
, by Frank Armstrong and Paul Brown

The Burkett & Blue Definitive Guide to Securing Wealth to Last: Money Essentials for the Second
Half of Life
, by Larry Burkett and Ron Blue

The Retirement Challenge: Will You Sink or Swim?: A Complete, Do-It-Yourself Toolkit to
Navigate Your Financial Future
, by Frank Armstrong and Jason Doss

The Smartest 401k Book You'll Ever Read: Maximize Your Retirement Savings...
the Smart Way!,
by Daniel Solin

Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map
, by Ed Slott

You've Lost It, Now What? How to Beat the Bear Market and Still Retire on Time ,
by Jonathan Clements

Your Money after the Big 5-0: Wealth for the Second Half of Life
by Larry Burkett, Ron Blue and Jeremy White