How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get From your Financial Advisor

Book - 2004
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Ernie J. Zelinski shows that the key to enjoying an active and satisfying retirement is dependent on much more than just having adequate financial resources, but means paying attention to all aspects of life, including leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical and mental well-being and solid social support.
Publisher: Berkely, CA ; Toronto : Ten Speed Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781580085786
1580085784
Characteristics: 229 p. : ill

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Oscar2306
Sep 08, 2017

This is not a great retirement planning book. The author was fired from a job and proceeded to make a living by knocking working full-time for others and by extolling the virtues of following one's own dream. It is full of general platitudes and is a quick read. I recommend a far better book if you looking for feedback about planning your retirement: "What Color is Your Parachute for Retirement?"

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teresastieben
Feb 17, 2017

Subtitle misleading, in that I thought it would have some money management ideas contained within this book. Its a light read.

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msemos
Jul 14, 2015

not your typical retirement book. no emphasis on savings, retirement funds etal. more focused on what to do in retirement. much of the book is common sense but I got a couple of good ideas

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Bududo
Jan 04, 2015

This book does address an important topic - planning what to do in retirement. Clearly, there is a significant change of pace, outlook, and potentials when one retires. This book provides many wonderful quotes and suggested lists. My basic knock is that this book could be shortened to a brochure and not lose any content. There is way too much repetitious discussion on planning for retirement activities.

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HandyFellow
Nov 05, 2014

The author looks at the non-financial aspects of retirement and provides an easy to read book that focuses on accepting that you are more than just money, a job, or a career. I would recommend this book in conjunction with 'Retirement Rocks' as a couple of must read books for those considering early retirement, those in retirement, or those struggling with the decision to even retire at all. In retrospect, I can honestly say that early retirement was the absolute best decision for me, but this and a couple of other EPL titles definitely eased the transition.

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ownedbydoxies
Mar 20, 2012

Ok, but not exactly world-shaking.

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Snuze
Nov 16, 2011

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

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