What Color Is your Parachute? for Retirement

What Color Is your Parachute? for Retirement

Planning Now for the Life You Want

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
Once upon a time, retirement planning was just about saving money. But retirement is changing. Today, we're living longer and expecting more from those vital years. For many of us, the question isn't “What work will I retire from?” but “What life will I retire to?”Inspired by the timeless wisdom of WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?, the bestselling career book in the world, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? FOR RETIREMENT will help you prepare for the next stage of life, whether you're in your early, mid, or late career or you've already retired. What does retirement mean to you? Do you know what will give you the most fulfillment years down the road? How do you plan for your health and happiness? Filled with practical exercises and resources, this step-by-step guide will help you answer these questions and develop a complete picture of your ideal retirement. From taking inventory of your income to discovering your calling, you'll create a map for your retirement journey so that you not only survive but also thrive throughout the years.Whether you decide to quit working, pursue a new career path, or try something in between, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? FOR RETIREMENT will help you satisfy your lifelong goals, passions, and dreams.Reviews“A useful, practical roadmap for anyone thinking about retirement, no matter how distant.”—USA TodayRecommended in a list of “some of the best books and workbooks to sharpen one's financial IQ.”—Bankrate.com“A step-by-step plan and practical exercises for achieving a more fulfilling life in retirement.”—Fidelity Investments STAGES“What's crucial, Mr. Nelson and others say, is to sample opportunities before retirement D-Day.”—New York Times“A nice complement to the more typical IRA-intensive school of retirement planning.”—Reuters in the Washington Post “Can help Americans sort through the retirement lifestyle they want and need instead of the one that Madison Avenue wants to sell them.”—Dow Jones Marketwatch“Before taking on more extensive programs, try the free Retirement Strengths worksheet at www.RetirementWellBeing.com. It captures key elements of the retirement planning process in one exercise.”—Business Week“The idea that leisure activities alone can produce an enjoyable retirement is more than half a century out of date.”—Bottom Line Personal“Read the book if you want a happy retired life, not only a moneyed one.”—Shanghai Daily“I dare you to make it through even one chapter without feeling the urge to set your imagination loose and think of more fulfilling ways to spend retirement.”—Better Investing“Filled with exercises and resources on such matters as making lasting friendships, evaluating medical treatment plans and finding the ideal place to settle down.”—Employee Benefit News“Retirement researcher and writer John Nelson argues that there are at least five other key components of a successful retirement, in addition to the financial one.”—Investment Advisor“May be just the track to follow when the client conversation strays from the comfortable nuts and bolts of financial planning.”—Research Magazine“Engage clients not only on financial issues, but on all the matters related to retirement well-being and happiness.”—Money Management Executive

Baker & Taylor
The creator of the best-selling career handbook joins forces with a retirement planning consultant to offer an eye-opening guide that explains how readers can insure that they are ready for retirement in terms of a variety of financial, health, and lifestyle choices, in a reference that is complemented by helpful exercises and a listing of print and online resources. Original.

Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2007
ISBN: 1580087116
9781580087117
Branch Call Number: 332.024014 BOL
Characteristics: xiii, 263 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Nelson, John E.

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Nov 16, 2011

Excellent book, I found it well worth the read in planning for retirement.

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