Publications

Jack’s first book, ‘Safe 4 Retirement: The Four Keys to a Safe Retirement’ , is based on his in-depth research into the new aspects facing retirees and pre-retirees today and combines his knowledge of the subject with a personal tragedy to create the #1 Best-selling book in Amazon’s categories of Personal Finance and Health.

This book takes a holistic approach to retirement for pre-retirees and retirees. Rather than just focusing on financial matters for retirement, this book explores the 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement: Financial Preparedness, Health & Wellness, Mental Attitude and Staying Involved! Many people are thrust into retirement, ill equipped to handle the various aspects of retirement, above and beyond just the financial matters! When Jack Tatar lost both his retired mother and father in the course of six months, he heard all about how this can be a common occurrence among the elderly and retired. As one of the world’s leading market researchers, Jack was used to asking “why?” What he heard consistently through his research with retirees and their families was, “There’s plenty of books and materials about being financially prepared for retirement, but there aren’t books and resources that consider all of the aspects that are needed to consider when someone retires. How to take care of their health? What to do with their free time? How to stay connected to friends and create more friends? How to stay positive when your family and friends are moving away and/or dying? Ultimately, they need to understand how to create a safe retirement.” This book is the result of the research, findings and experiences that led Jack to create a book that, as he says in the book’s dedication to his parents, “is a book that I wish they ‘d been able to read before they died.” It’s a book written for the person considering retirement, the person newly retired, or the person well into retirement, as well as for a friend or a child of any of these individuals.

Over the past two decades, Jack Tatar has researched nearly all aspects of financial services that deal with retirement and personal wealth management, so it’s not like he just dreamt up a few buzz words and based a book on them. No, he really has laid down a lot of new questions at which we all need to look. — Robert Frump, Author

In this book, Jack expands upon one of the most favorite parts of his strategy by showing you how to achieve joy in retirement and ultimately build a Safe Retirement. His 10 Joys of a Safe Retirement shows how retirees and pre-retirees can experience joy in their Safe Retirement while building a solid foundation for a long life. The true magic of this little book not only lies in its ability to help retirees and pre-retirees, but also in its message, which can help bring joy to anyone, at any age, and in any stage of life. 

This unique book examines the growing need for adult children to have “the Talk” with their retiring or retired parents about concerns such as medical proxies, healthcare and estate planning, wills, trusts, and the fact that 70% of people over age 65 will require some form of long-­‐term care.

This book provides a game plan on how to have the talk and incorporates Jack Tatar’s innovative Four Keys approach to a safe retirement.

As with Jack’s previous books, this new book will change the way people think about retirement. The talk will bring families together so that they stay together.

Jack Tatar has authored many articles about his innovative work in the market research area and we invite you to follow his regular blog entries on this site.

Here’s a sampling of articles written by industry leaders about Jack and the work of GEM Research Solutions:

Conducting Research in Second Life, click here.

GEM Research Solutions is featured in the About.com Feature on Market Research as the research partner who can best expertise to prepare for online research, click here.

Jack Tatar and his innovative work in qualitative research is detailed in the textbook, ‘Qualitative Research’, click here.

Jack’s groundbreaking work in creating the first virtual focus group facility in Second Life is described in this article, click here.

You can also follow Jack’s writings on retirement as The RetireMentor for The Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch.com site, click here.