With the drop in private pensions and the changing economy, we can no longer rely on the traditional way of thinking about retirement. Conventional wisdom only goes so far; in these uncertain times, planning for retirement requires knowledge and tools that many of us lack. In Just Retire Already, Derek Mazzarella offers shrewd and straightforward guidance on building a solid foundation that will weather the retirement challenges that are bound to come your way, from rising healthcare costs to inflation, taxes, and fluctuations in the stock market.
Will your money last as long as you do? When should you and/or your spouse start collecting social security? How can you reduce your tax liability? Mazzarella reviews the top 7 risks that can derail your retirement and 10 different retirement tools to mitigate those risks. He breaks down these critical financial concepts using analogies, jokes and a relatable tone. He presents simple, actionable steps so you can create a retirement plan customized to meet your needs.
Whether you’re on the cusp of retiring or still have years to go before you bid your work life adieu, Just Retire Already will give you the confidence and tools you need to optimize your nest egg and prepare for a successful, stress-free retirement.
Derek Mazzarella was born and raised in Berlin, Connecticut, before attending Bryant University where he not only majored in management but was the school mascot on a few occasions. After college, Derek moved to Boston and became a financial advisor in 2009. Currently, Derek is a certified financial planner with Gateway Financial Partners located in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Derek has helped hundreds of clients over the years. He has been named a Five Star Wealth Professional multiple times, has appeared on local news stations as a financial expert, and has been quoted in several financial publications. Most importantly, he supports local nonprofits. In his free time, Derek enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer, basketball, and guitar.Learn More