Who among us does not long for the day when we will finally quit our job and begin a new life in retirement? All those years of work and toil and scrimping will finally pay off when we begin our second act free to live each day as we choose.
But if we expect to just magically arrive at that picture perfect retirement without planning or preparation, we may be in for a nasty surprise.
A fulfilling retirement does not just happen. Many retirees can experience uncertainty as they deal with the unfamiliar challenges of aging while at the same time attempting to incorporate the many changes that come with a brand new lifestyle.
We can all use a little help to successfully navigate the retirement jungle.
And who better to offer guidance than those who have gone before us into retired living?
My new book I Want To Retire! builds upon the honest, often passionate and always candid thoughts expressed in more than 2000 comments from readers of my retirement blogs. Retirees to be and those currently retired share the realities of retirement. Some are happy with where they are, some are confused, some are angry and many are still searching for the best way to live their own fulfilling retirement.
Most importantly, by having personally traveled this sometimes strange and often confusing path, they are better able to identify those essential considerations that every retiree to be will ultimately need to address. How will we prepare relationships for retirement? How can we face our retirement fears? How will we stay busy and engaged during our retired years? How can we build a custom retirement tailored just for us?
Learn from their experiences, benefit from their acquired wisdom and avoid their mistakes as you ponder for yourself those most essential pieces of the puzzle to prepare your own fulfilling retirement.
I Want To Retire! - Essential Considerations for the Retiree to Be is now available from Amazon.com.