The anxiety-riddled discussion about financial planning for a secure and fulfilling future has been given a new starting point in this book. The Number represents the amount of money and resources people will need to enjoy the active life they desire, especially post-career. From Wall Street to Main Street USA, The Number means different things to different people. It is constantly fluctuating in people's minds and bank accounts. To some, it symbolizes freedom, validation, success; to others, an impoverished existence creeping up on them in their old age. Believing that the Number is as much about self-worth as it is net worth, Eisenberg translates the Number into commonsense advice. This book is not an investment guide, but rather a look behind our most common financial and emotional conflicts and how we can begin to get a grip on them.--From publisher description. Prologue: Making Hay -- Chasing It -- Welcome to Numberland -- A Field Guide -- The Eisenberg Uncertainty Principles -- Debt Warp -- The Lost Years -- Alone at Sea -- The Forest for the Trees -- Figuring it -- Crash Dummies -- The Health and Welfare Crash -- Covering Your Assets -- Advice Squad Confidential -- Night Sweats -- Finding It -- Downshifting With Jung -- Sun Spots -- A Needleman in the Haystack -- Deep Breathing -- Bottom Lines -- The Number, Quick and Dirty.