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240 pages
Oct 2003
Broadman & Holman Publishers

Wealth to Last: Money Essentials for the Second Half of Life

by Larry Burkett

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Book Jacket:

Two of the most trusted and respected names in Christian finance equip readers with the tools and knowledge needed to ensure fiscal well-being in the second half of life. Citing the financial fear they are seeing in the lives of those fifty and over, Larry Burkett and Ron Blue have written Wealth to Last with the goal of helping people overcome worries about an uncertain economy and stock market and recognizing their stewardship potential.

A common theme the authors find in those over fifty is “Will I outlive my money?” and “Will my wealth last?” The truth is, economies and stock markets go up and down, Burkett and Blue remind. The only certainty is uncertainty and conventional wisdom is usually wrong. In addition, the authors suggest that while no single investment works all the time, correct financial principles do.

Using the Bible as a backdrop, Burkett and Blue discuss specific financial issues and decisions from retirement to investing to insurance and the legacy one leaves behind. Social security, pension plans, annuities, diversification, adjusting spending and wealth transfer decisions are unique to those over fifty.

While the financial decisions faced by those over fifty are more critical than earlier ones, the authors also encourage approaching the second half of life as an adventure with the Lord. “God may have more in mind for your retirement years than you have imagined possible.”

Wealth to Last is designed to prepare those in the second half of life for all the possibilities God may have in store – beginning with a plan for developing secure income sources and maintaining one’s income. Ultimately, Burkett and Blue remind, the answers are in God’s book. He is the sustainer and provider.