The book What Will I Do All Day? ends with “10 take-aways that can help you get over retirement and on with living.” I thought I’d share those today and give my thoughts on them. Let’s get started… 1. Know your destination. Quote from the book: You shouldn’t decide on Wednesday to retire on Friday. Even if you could retire, ...

Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing parts of the book You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think and giving my thoughts on it. It’s a great retirement book that I highly recommend because it’s helpful for almost anyone interested in retirement. Those who are 5-10 years before retirement can use it to fine-tune their plans while those farther ...

Here’s our latest interview with a retiree as we seek to learn from those who have actually taken the retirement plunge. If you’d like to be considered for an interview, drop me a note and we can chat about specifics. This interview was conducted in June. My questions are in bold italics and her responses follow in black. Let’s get ...

I’ve been to several direct mail retirement seminars (here’s the summary for the first, second, and third seminars) as well as a retirement workshop. All of these were used by financial planners to solicit new clients. I was aware of that when I went to them (of course) and expected that a “pitch” or “offer” of some sort would be ...

Today we have a unique retirement book to review. I’m torn on it — there are some things I like about the book and others I’m not so fond of. Refire! Don’t Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life is basically about moving to a higher gear in retirement, a different theme from the “how ...

I’m making my way through the most popular retirement books on Amazon (I select them by looking at the ratings and the number of comments a book receives). Today I am posting about The 5 Years Before You Retire written by fellow money blogger Emily Guy Birken. I’m not sure I’ve ever met Emily but I see her in the ...

In my life there have been certain books that are just “it” when you need to address a specific issue. They are the go-to solution for something you’re looking to address. For instance, The First 90 Days is a book I have read and followed after accepting almost every new job I’ve ever had. It’s designed to help you make ...

Today we’ll continue looking at the ten steps people can take at home to think through the issues surrounding retiring overseas. If you missed part 1 and want to catch up, you can find it here. The list is from the great book How to Retire Overseas: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad, one I ...

Today we’ll finish looking at the ten steps people can take at home to think through the issues surrounding retiring overseas. The list is from the great book How to Retire Overseas: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad, one I certainly recommend if you’re thinking of ever moving overseas (or just like the concept). As ...

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