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  • Book Review: How to Retire Happy

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    “If you want your retirement to be successful, you must do two things. First, you need to equip yourself with the information you’ll need on your journey into the world of Social Security, Medicare, Medigap, long-term care insurance, pensions and 401(k) plans. Second, you need to decide what you want to do in retirement.”— Stan Hinden, author of  How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire

    So true – if you want the flexibility to do what you want to do in your second act, you first need to pay attention to the financial pieces of this puzzle. That’s why I suggest you read this book.

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  • New Book: Not Your Mother’s Retirement

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    I’m delighted to tell you about a new book: Not Your Mother’s Retirement that hit the market in early March. It is a collection of 20 essays by distinguished retirement experts. I am thrilled to be one of the featured contributors, but even prouder of the fact that all contributors provided their essays on a pro-bono basis as all the royalties from the sale of the book will benefit cancer research and prevention. 

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  • 100 Great Second-Act Career Resources

     

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    This list of 100+ great resources is for boomers (and others) interested in fun, flexible and fulfilling second-act careers. There are lots of other “best-of” career lists out there, but as far as I know, this is the first and only one to focus on flexible, part-time and entrepreneurial options. So if you’re done with the “big” job and are eager to profit from your passions on a part-time basis, this is the list for you.

    Of course, there is no way I could include every outstanding resource, so if you feel that a worthy resource has been left off this list, please do let me know by leaving a note in the comments section below.

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  • Book Review: How to Retire the Cheapskate Way

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    “Selfish employment is when you have at least enough financial security and independence to be able to do whatever the heck you want to do for a living, regardless of how much you might, or might not, earn from doing it.” – Jeff Yeager

    I’ve long maintained that having financial flexibility is now of the single most important factors impacting your second-act career choices.That’s why I took time this past weekend to read, How to Retire the Cheapskate way: The Ultimate Cheapskate Guide to a Better, Earlier, Happier Retirement by Jeff Yeager.

    I’m glad I did.

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  • Second-Act Careers Around the Web

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    It’s been exactly one month since Second-Act Careers hit the market, and wow, what a month it has been! I want to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who purchased the book or told others about it – I am ever so grateful for  your support.

    As you can see from my expression in the photo, it is still such a thrill for me every time I go into a bookstore and see the book on display. I suspect it will get old at some point, but for now, I am savoring the moment.

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