In The Road to Retirement, the author picks up where he left off in his first book The Master Plan, published in 2001. Within the next decade, the largest and most affluent generation in the history of the United States--the Baby Boomers--will begin retiring. The result of the subsequent dynamic shift of public and private resources will be a Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid crisis such as this country has never before seen. For most Americans, this will have a dramatic effect on how they prepare for retirement. This thorough but easy-to-understand guide to retirement planning explores the many difficult financial issues retirees will face in the coming years. The author updates and expands his discussions on everything from long-term healthcare insurance to investments and tax issues. Further, in two new sections, he examines the timely Social Security issue as well as the looming pension crisis, explaining the myths and realities of each and what it will mean to those who are trying to plan for retirement.