When The 2018 Best Book Award Was Announced, Julie Jason's Three-Book Retirement Series Made History. Book Gifting Doesn't Have To End With The Holidays: Give The Gift Of Retirement Security.

When The 2018 Best Book Award Was Announced, Julie Jason's Three-Book Retirement Series Made History. Book Gifting Doesn't Have To End With The Holidays: Give The Gift Of Retirement Security.

by janellajoyner on Dec 24, 2018

Retirement Investing, Managing Retirement Wealth, investing for retirement

When the 2018 Best Book Award was announced recently, Julie Jason's three-book retirement series made history.  

“Since we launched our national book award program 15 years ago, we have not seen a single author win top prize for three consecutive books, as Julie Jason has done,” said Jeffrey Keen.  “It’s quite an accomplishment.  We salute her and encourage everyone who has an interest in personal finance to read her three books, all winners of the Best Book Award in Business: Personal Finance/Investing category.” Keen is President & CEO of American Book Fest.  He recently announced Ms. Jason’s third retirement book, Retire Securely: Insights on Money Management from an Award-Winning Financial Columnist, as the winner of The 2018 Best Book Award in the Business: Personal Finance/Investing category.  American Book Fest is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community.

In contrast to Jason’s two other Best Books award-winners (The Retirement Survival Guide and Managing Retirement Wealth), which are books that lay out a process, Jason’s third book in the series, Retire Securely, provides a quick and easy read of short one-issue insights for anyone who wants to retire someday.  As Keen said, “Ms. Jason’s books offer timely and expert advice on how to navigate the sometimes rough waters of retirement. Highly recommended!” 

“These three books, taken together, lay out a roadmap for the future for people of all ages,” said Jason.  “The Survival Guide is just that, a guide – it’s a reference book that readers of all ages (from Millennials to retirees) will want to have on their bookshelves and come back to often as they consider how to secure their retirements.  I wrote the book with the decision-maker in mind – taking the reader though the information gathering and decision-making process step by step.  For example, anyone who is considering buying an annuity will benefit from comparing and contrasting different types of annuities.   Checklists and questions simplify the process.”  The Retirement Survival Guide was also honored with the EIFLE Award (Excellence in Financial Literacy Education), The International Book Award, the National Best Books Award, and the Axiom Business Book Award (2011). The book was also named a Top Ten Business Book in 2010 by Booklist (American Library Association).

Managing Retirement Wealth is the sequel to the Survival Guide.  This book takes you through the thinking behind how much savings you need to have before you retire, to how to organize and manage your investments after you retire.  “In Managing Retirement Wealth, I wanted to share the logic behind setting up a plan and a process that delivers retirement security,” said  Jason.  Managing Retirement Wealth also received the EIFLE Award (Excellence in Financial Literacy Education), the International Book Award, the USA Best Books Award, and the Axiom Business Book Award (Silver Medal).