How Do I Get There from Here?: Planning for Retirement When the Old Rules No Longer Apply (Paperback)
April. The month for taxes gets me thinking about the future. I agree that old retirement no longer so this book sounded promising. Well it doesn't promise, but gives lots of tools and case studies to give you ideas and inspire you. There are reader exercises to do and sections on philosophy and life choices more than number crunching. Easy direct style is no nonsense and the book focuses on life style "transitions", how to take charge and manage them rather than "what do I do when I retire" approach. Refreshing and thoughtful. So give it a read!— Margaret
Challenge the way you think about retirement. Not long ago everyone knew what the word "retirement" meant. The expectation was that you worked until age 65-and then coasted through your golden years courtesy of a comfortable nest egg. Today, when living to 90 is common, when savings are slim, when people work longer and change jobs frequently, clinging to an outdated concept of retirement gets you nowhere. The changes ahead require an incremental approach to planning-and you better begin now. The new After 50 Lifestyle calls for more than money: it demands conscious engagement, diverse interests, and the ability to adapt. How Do I Get There from Here? helps you plot your direction for the coming decades. The first step is to acknowledge where you are-reviewing your assets, both the tangible (e.g. finances, health, relationships) and intangible (e.g. unfulfilled ambitions and new intentions). Then self-reflective questions and exercises walk you through imagining your future, identifying skills you'll need, and preparing for inevitable twists and turns along the way. A retirement of nonstop leisure is not just unreachable, but for most, undesirable. How Do I Get There from Here? guides you toward a dynamic future...designed just for you.
About the Author
George H. Schofield, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and developmental/organizational psychologist who advises clients on retirement and career planning plus life crafting after age 50.