Taxes and Retirement

While you might not be singing “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”, it’s tax time again. And that means paying up, putting money aside, and thinking about retirement (because it will come sooner than you think). We have some great resources at the library to help you get the most out of your money, along with a few interesting reads to help you prep the most thorough tax return you can.

retireREADY TO RETIRE by Lyndsay Green takes a woman’s perspective and aims the advice to women and the men they love as they inch closer to retirement dates. You might think it’s too late to prepare if you’re only a few years away from hanging up your work clothes for good, but Green promises there are always things you can do to make the transition easier. What’s interesting about this book is that it doesn’t focus on the money, but on relationships and how they change once a spouse (or both of you) retires. After hearing about many people heading back to a part-time job simply to have something to do, this sounds like a worthwhile read to help you both adjust.

Recently, we also got the latest copy of PREPARING YOUR INCOME TAX RETURNS, the 2016 Edition for 2015 Returns.


Don’t be fooled by this little tiny book cover above. The thing is a whopping  1385 pages!!  I’m not kidding. And really, if you have that much to know, it might be worth the $15 price tag to get one of those do-it-yourself software packages. But if you really need lots of detail, this is the book that will get you through the process…or become an accountant.

But fear not, retirement and taxes are hardly the most daunting parts of this month. We’re almost at the end of March Break this week, and by now, the kids are probably starting to get bored, which means you’re probably pulling your hair out about that. Don’t worry, only a few more days and they’ll be back at school, complaining about too much homework. on second thought, we have lots of movies you can binge watch this weekend. Drop by to find ones to keep the kids–and you–happy through to Monday.


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