Bob: Do you have a retirement plan?
Ted: Yup, lottery tickets.
Bob: Lottery tickets? That's it?
Ted: Of course not. Retirement Plan B is to sue some mega-corporation for a million
No doubt you have heard that retirement planning is important. Anyone who plans retirement
lightly may pay for it heavily later on.
My retirement plan is to find a shopping
cart with good snow tires.
— Patty Doyle
In other words, you must take steps to ensure that when the bell rings to announce your
retirement, you are ready for what is in front of you given the new retirement paridigm.
Planning for the new retirement does not only involve the
financial aspects of retirement, however. The time available for marital, personal, social, creative, and family
activities expands considerably when the hours previously taken up with full-time employment cease.
How you manage your time in retirement is just as important as when you are in the workforce and
just as important as how you manage your financial affairs.
When men reach their sixties
and retire, they go to pieces.
Women go right on cooking.
— Gail Sheehy
Retirement Planning Subjects and Articles
You can try to create your retirement plan based on the following
retirement advice on this website to help you retire happy, wild, and free (Go to the links below to see the
articles posted on the Retirement Cafe Website):
- Retirement Advice
Retirement Advice on The Retirement Café: You Are Never Too Young to Retire — Indeed, the Younger, the Better; 7 Things That You Can Do with Your Extra Time in Retirement; Early Retirement Is an Incredible Retirement Gift; Being Retired Can Be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
- Saving for Retirement
Saving for Retirement on The Retirement Café: How much should I save for retirement. Is 2 million enough to retire?
- Retirement Income
Retirement Income Resources on the Retirement Café to Help Increase My Retirement Savings and with My Retirement Money: Increasing Your and My Retirement Income; Top 10 Sources of Retirement Income; Retirement Income Resources to Help Increase Your and My Retirement Savings and Your and My Retirement Money; Retirement Income Money Quotes
- Winning a Lottery-The Retirement Plan with the Most Bugs
Winning a Lottery: The Retirement Plan with the Most Bugs to Be Worked Out (Better Known as The Retirement Plan for Dumb People)
- Fears about Retirement
Fears about Retirement: What People Fear Most about Retirement. The Many Fears People Have Before Retiring and in Retirement Itself
- Your Retirement Number
Your Retirement Number versus my Retirement Number; My retirement number is $643,434. What is your retirement number?
- Retirement Speeches
Retirement Speeches Compliments of the Retirement Cafe to Help Prepare You for a Happy, Wild, and Free Retirement
Retirement Planning Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor
Besides the above webpages, How to Retire
Happy, Wild, and Free also comes into the picture if you would like your
retirement plan to be as good as my retirement plan. For
the most part,
The World's Best Retirement Book offers retirement wisdom that you won’t
receive from your financial advisor.
Contrary to popular wisdom, many elements — not just having a million or two in the bank —
contribute to happiness and satisfaction for today’s retirees. As they plan retirement, retirees should look at the
many non-financial aspects of retirement. Indeed, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support
play bigger roles than financial status for most retirees.
All of these elements of retirement should be part of your retirement plan just as it is for my
Heaven, that’s my retirement plan.
— Author Unknown
In this vein, what sets The World's
Best Retirement Book apart from all other retirement books is its holistic approach to
the fears, hopes, and dreams that people have about their retirement years.
How to Retire Happy Wild, and Free goes way beyond the numbers
that is often the main focus of so-called "retirement planning" in most retirement books.
How to Retire
Happy, Wild, and Free helps retirees address what is truly important in
their lives through a wide range of topics including:
what retirement activities are the most satisfying
how to have a happy retirement
even if you
do not a million or two saved for retirement
why physical exercise should be part of your daily routine
why you probably should get rid of your TV
how to keep your mind sharp and active in retirement
In short, How to Retire Happy Wild, and Free allows employees and
clients to plan for their retirement in new and more meaningful ways.
The traditional retirement planning industry falls short on providing retirement planning tools
that help individuals gain insight into what truly matters most about their lives and their retirement. For
example, The Retirement Planning Association of Canada (RPAC) provides
a multitude of resources to its members via a variety of education programs but all its members are not
preaching a holistic approach for retirement planning.
My retirement plan is to start
thinking about my retirement before my boss does.
— Author Unknown
Of course, there are people who realize the new retirement planning model requires new styles of
planning and preparedness that are covered in the world's best retirement book. U.S.
News retirement reporter Emily Brandon in her Planning to Retire Blog tells her
readers how to plan financially for retirement as well as how to make the best use of their time in their
What is important is that different individuals will have different retirement needs. How to
Retire Happy, Wild, and Free allows individuals to meet their particular needs like no other
retirement resource has done to date.
There are many ingredients of a happy retirement and several retirement tools that you won't
find anywhere else and which help retirees plan for their retirement in new and more meaningful ways.
The Ideal Retirement Plan: "Marry an
old rich broad and wait for her to die."
— Ivan Wilson (commenting on an online article about retirment
One of the most powerful retirement planning resources is
The Get-a-Life Tree in Chapter 3, which you won't find in any other retirement books.
The Get-a-Life Tree is particularly useful for those retirees who haven't
cultivated interests outside the workplace and are destined for unhappiness and perpetual boredom if they don't
develop "active retirement activities" such as adventure travel and taking courses
through Elderhostel instead of "passive activities" such as watching TV and gambling.
Ernie Zelinski emphasizes that if you manage to retire happy, wild, and free, then your
retirement will be more rewarding than your career ever was.
The elements of such a retirement plan should include a variety of passive and active retirement
activities, great friends, a sense of purpose, some structure in your day, plenty of healthy exercise, something
to stimulate your mind, and spiritual growth.
Various chapters are devoted to the consideration of retirement activities that
enhance body, mind, and spirit.
the Latest Edition of The World's Best Retirement
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Winning a Lottery — The Retirement Plan with the Most Bugs to Be Worked Out (Better Known as
the Retirement Plan for Dumb People)
Is Your Retirement Plan a New Job?
Why Most Americans and Canadians Suck at Retirement (Planning)
The Joy of Being Retired: 365 Reasons Why Retirement Rocks
Are You Prepared for Retirement — Think hard!
- Look Ma, Life's
Easy — If You Retire According to The Easy Rule of
- Retire Before You Expire — Why Tempt Fate and Die Working?
Retirement Allows You to Pursue Your First Love — Which Is to Live Life to the
Retire Early — Here's How!
- Ready to Retire Happy — Get Real! (Surprise — Retiring Happy Isn't
All about Money)
Retirement Planning Tip — Get More Serious about Leisure than about
7 Secrets to a Happy Retirement
- Don't Let How Old You Are Dictate When You Retire or Enter Old Age
Forget How Old You Are — This Gets More Important the Older You Get
Live Gloriously, Live Happily, and Live Dangerously!
Magical Retirement Plan #27 — Make the Creation and Maintenance of
Friends Your Overriding Purpose
Be a Child Again
Magical Retirement Plan #137 — Remember That Being Over the Hill Means
Picking Up Speed!
Find Creative Ways to Kill Boredom Without a Gun
The Magical Retirement Plan for High Achievers — Don't Retire!
The Ultimate Retirement Plan — Make Retirement the Beginning of Life,
Not the End!
- Plan Retirement #26 — Assume You Have One More Shot at
It! (Already Written in Retirement Article Files)
- Retirement Plan # 49 — Find Creative Ways to Kill Boredom
Without a Gun
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