“Retiring?” is a concise, insightful and encouraging guide to addressing the inescapable and profound non-financial challenges that retirement brings. This book is written for the person approaching retirement and the retiree coping with retirement's challenges as well as the partner/spouse sharing sharing the experience. The important questions are clearly spelled out along with realistic suggestions and sources for help and inspiration to build your plan for a satisfying, meaningful "next chapter".
One of the guide’s strengths is its crispness: Kaufman and Hiland get to the point quickly, aligning readers with their goal of “framing the important questions and pointing you in helpful directions” while delivering motivation for their audience to take authority in creating a retirement that nourishes body, brain, heart, and soul. They offer reflective prompts throughout, instruments to probe individual readers’ needs, and specific counsel on the different stages of retirement as well as the importance of thinking through its timing, locale, leisure activities, and impact on relationships. The advice can be frank: “If you stay in your pajamas, you die,” one authority they quote declares. Still, Kaufman and Hiland acknowledge there is no perfect formula for those facing this phase of life–and they recommend viewing it as an “extraordinarily important journey” as opposed to a final destination.
Operating from the assumption that readers have already achieved financial stability affords the authors ample space to address many other measures of living well that can get overlooked in other guides. They offer plenty of external resources as well. Readers who are considering their own retirement transition or assisting someone else in preparing will benefit from this direct and highly useful guide.
Takeaway: A succinct guide on retirement planning that goes beyond finances to offer readers new perspectives on laying the groundwork.
Great for fans of: Fritz Gilbert’s Keys to a Successful Retirement, The Retirement Challenge: A Non-financial Guide From Top Retirement Experts.
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