In Today’s Economy, Expert Explains: Enjoy Life, Preparing for Retirement, Too

Retirement expert explains why and how to enjoy your money before it is too late.

ABOUT THE BOOK 

Live Well, Die Broke by TV personality and retirement expert Tony Walker teaches you how to spend and enjoy your money – while you still can. Armed with his granddad’s simple concept of Mailbox Money®, Tony Walker takes the reader on a financial journey of his life’s work and the powerful influences that have affected it by showing you how to gain more control over your money rather than having it always control you. 

Having personally met with over 15,000 ‘Savers,’ Walker understands the mind and habits of those entering and living out their retirement years. Constructed of themes such as “Life is too short to eat cheap bacon” and “Avoiding The Guilt Trip Gospel,” this book takes a fresh new financial philosophy and makes it relatable to the rookie investor and professional advisor alike. 

With his uncanny ability to make complex ideas simple, Walker helps people to understand a powerful truth: money is merely a temporary tool for a temporary journey. In the end, whether we die with millions of dollars in the bank or just a few bucks in our pocket, we all Die Broke. With 10,000 baby boomers retiring each day, this is a hot topic and a must read for savers concerned about running out of money and looking for ways to enjoy both their lives and their financial resources.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Growing up as a lower middle-class kid of divorced parents during the 1960s, Tony Walker had little knowledge or hope of learning about money and how best to manage it. Yet, his unique life experiences with family, people and money, along with his personal pursuit of vast educational opportunities in the field of finance, allowed Tony to shape his thinking on the true purpose of money. 

As a retirement planning specialist and fiduciary, Tony is the author of six books on retirement and the host and director of the long-standing weekly TV show, “The WorryFree Retirement®”. In his 35-year career, Tony has personally met with over 15,000 Savers, from which he has concluded this basic truth: People just want to use and enjoy their money while they still can without the fear of running out of it. Married to his high-school sweetheart, Susan, together they have three kids, two grandchildren and a 90-pound Black Russian Terrier named Stella. 

TALKING POINTS

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the market and has taken down many Americans’ 401(k)s with it. This proves the need for a diversified and sound retirement plan.
  • How to apply the Live Well, Die Broke philosophy to your own life. Tony believes that it is important to use and enjoy your money while you can without fearing it will one day run out. He can provide steps to do that safely.
  • Too many people save every penny until the day they die, instead of spending their money now. This book offers a way to live life to the fullest and retain financial security. 
  • Tony can talk about how to redefine your retirement plan to make it work for you. 
  • Millennials are faced with a dilemma: They don’t want to risk their money in the stock market; however, they also aren’t receiving employer-sponsored pensions, so how do they plan for the future? 
  • Don’t assume your kids will handle money the way that you do
  • Mailbox Money®: Tips for finding your own guaranteed income that you can never outlive
  • Re-think inheritance; instead of leaving the ones you love with money when you are gone, do it now while you are still alive. It will also help to create memories they can look back on. 
  • Don’t let other people put you on THE GUILT TRIP GOSPEL. You shouldn’t feel guilty for how you spend your money because you work hard to save. For example, don’t feel guilty if you decide to help your adult children financially now.  
  • “We Money” is a very important part of a successful relationship. Learn how to be on the same page about how the money is spent and trust each other to manage money correctly. 
  • Live Well, Die Broke is on Amazon’s best seller list for the following categories:
    • Life Insurance
    • Retirement Planning

TIMELY TIE-INS

  • COVID-19: How it has changed the economy and how we spend our money 
  • July 5 – Workaholics Day
  • July 30 – Paperback Book Day
  • September 6 – Read a Book Day
  • September 7 – Labor Day
  • September 11 – National 401(k) Day
  • October 12 – National Savings Day
  • October 18-24 – National Retirement Security Week