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Author Bridges, Edwin M.
Title The prudent professor : planning and saving for a worry-free retirement from academe / Edwin M. Bridges, Brian D. Bridges.
Imprint Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., 2010.
Edition First edition.

Subject College Retirement Equities Fund.
College teachers -- Retirement -- United States.
College teachers -- United States -- Finance, Personal.
Alt Name Bridges, Brian D., 1965-
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 352 pages) : illustrations
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: A preview of retirement -- Getting there: a look in the rearview mirror -- How much do I need to save? -- Do investment costs matter? -- Should I invest in index or actively managed funds? -- What should my mix of assets be? -- Why should I diversify? -- What investing principles would serve me well? -- How do I build an investment portfolio? -- What role should TIAA-CREF retirement annuities play in my investment portfolio? -- What role should TIAA-CREF retirement class mutual funds play in my investment portfolio? -- Can I afford to retire? -- Should I purchase an annuity? -- When should I start taking social security? -- Do I need long-term care insurance? -- How much should I set aside for health insurance? -- How do I put my financial house in order? -- Should we sell our home and relocate? -- Is a reverse mortgage right for me? -- How should I use a financial planner? -- Can I count on TIAA-CREF's financial services? -- How do I maximize my retirement income and financial security? -- What are my income options with TIAA-CREF? -- Should I incorporate a TIAA traditional payout annuity into my pension plan? -- Should I incorporate a TIAA-CREF variable-income annuity into my pension plan? -- Should I use systematic withdrawal as a major source of my pension income in retirement? -- Mirror, mirror on the wall, what is the greatest threat of all? -- How can I protect my nest egg against huge losses? -- How can I protect my nest egg against fraud? -- What if I finish in the black? -- Money, happiness, and a fulfilling retirement -- Appendixes: A. Illustration -- B. Possible questions to ask when seeking financial advice -- C. Experiences with Vanguard's financial planning services -- D. Planning tools & calculations -- E. Special issues for women -- F. Must reading for an informed investor -- G. Determining minimum distribution requirement -- H. Operating expenses for CREF variable annuity accounts, 1997-2008 -- I. Total investment costs for the CREF variable equity accounts -- J. Publications -- K. TIAA-CREF: strengths, shortcomings, and needed changes -- L. Formula for calculating annual income increases/decreases from variable annuities -- M. Historic returns: worst case, one year -- N. Annual income changes for TIAA-CREF variable annuity accounts, 1996-2005 -- O. TIAA-CREF variable income changes, 2001-2003 -- P. Annual review of your savings and retirement plan.
Summary This is a guide for anyone in the academy - faculty member, administrator or professional staff - at whatever point she or he may be along the career path. Ed Bridges offers you a straightforward, easyto- grasp, and structured way to think about money, learn how it works, understand the priorities for your stage in life, determine your objectives, and develop a personal plan most likely to achieve them. He shares his self-education about the confusing business of investing and retirement planning, writing "In schooling myself, I adopted the mindset that I had used as a social scientist. I dist.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781579225490 (electronic bk.)
1579225497 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 779850761
Additional Format Print version: Bridges, Edwin M. Prudent professor. 1st ed. Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., 2010 9781579224677 (DLC) 2010017226 (OCoLC)609538398