Just Retire Already: An Unconventional Retirement Guide


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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.59 inches | 0.56 pounds

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About the Author

Derek Mazzarella, CFP(R) is a dedicated financial advisor committed to helping individuals pursue financial freedom. With a strong background in management from Bryant University, Derek's passion for assisting others led him to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP(R)). With a track record of serving hundreds of clients, Derek's financial acumen earned him the prestigious Five Star Wealth Professional recognition many times over. His financial insights have been featured on local news stations as well as reputable financial publications. Derek's commitment to his community is evident through his support of local nonprofits. Outside of work, Derek treasures quality time with his family. He also enjoys playing soccer, basketball and playing his guitar (although now it's mostly playing "Wheels on the Bus").


"As an estate planning attorney, I see the sad consequences of failing to plan nearly every day. The first thing that America needs is a "wake up" call, and this book is it. America is not prepared to age. Our personal finances are not prepared to cover long-term care costs, which may easily exhaust a family's entire life savings. And budget deficits and taxes are only going to make the problem worse. Derek is the right person to wake America up. All of the outstanding content I've seen him produce through various channels-all combined into a book to guide America into aging-I could not imagine something more needed right now in America."

  • Zach Anderson, Estate Planning Attorney at Brodowski, McCurry, Miller & Hoekenschnieder

"I have known and worked with Derek for almost a decade and his advice, direction, and guidance have been invaluable to my wife and my long-term financial planning. As with most people, I assumed my retirement would take care of itself, I mean I maxed out my 401K every year-isn't that all you need to do? Meeting Derek, hearing the reality of retirement planning, and learning what proper investing looks like truly opened my eyes to what I (we) would need when the time to move into La Boca Vista comes upon us-and more importantly, he gave us the tools we needed to be in control of that decision so we could make it happen on our time frame. Learning the proper investment strategies for our lifestyle both now and for retirement is not something we could have known. Additionally, I always thought I would sort this stuff out on my own. I mean how hard may it really be to store away money for the future? Looking back now, it makes sense- my accountant does my taxes, my mechanic fixes my car, my electrician handles the wiring; so why would I not want a professional financial advisor to handle my retirement? The tools and strategies discussed in this book, which of course will be slightly different for everyone, are like being readied for battle and ensuring you have the right armament to come out a winner."

  • David Schulze, Regional Vice President at Service Max

"Having immersed myself in Derek Mazzarella's book on financial and tax planning, I can confidently say it's a game-changer in the realm of personal finance literature. This captivating book goes beyond the conventional approach, infusing financial planning with personal anecdotes and captivating examples that not only educate but also entertain. The author's wealth of knowledge shines through, making complex finance and tax strategies accessible to readers of all backgrounds. With a blend of wit, wisdom, and real-life experiences, this book reshapes our preconceived notions on financial planning, empowering us to make informed decisions that can optimize our financial well-being. It's a must-have for anyone who is serious about their financial decisions and status throughout and after their professional journey."

  • Rushab Kamdar, Founder & CEO of Think Business 360

"I had the pleasure of working with Derek for five years. We worked together on many financial plans, and I had the opportunity to witness his deep concern for our clients and their well-being. Derek's holistic financial knowledge, and sense of humor, put clients' financial worries at ease. The ability to instill confidence about the future, and retirement, is one of his inherent gifts as a financial planner."

  • Richard (Dick) Howell, Financial Advisor at The Bulfinch Group