Moving beyond the world of work can be an anxious, fearful time for accomplished professionals fraught with uncertainty and indecision. Do I have enough money to live the life I want? Will I be healthy and able to manage any health problems that arise so that I can live the life I want? Will I be lonely? What kind of life do I want to live? These are the pressing questions they ask themselves and seek answers for. Yet most books on retirement focus mainly on the financial aspects of life after work, offering little of value to those who are financially secure. Beyond Work was written for accomplished people who feel financially secure enough to retire, but who are at a loss when it comes to planning their futures. It gives them the tools to think about all the other important aspects of retirement, so they can make a successful transition to and find meaning and satisfaction in retirement.
- Explores the four challenges that must be met in order to have a fulfilling retirement: financial, physical, social, and personal
- Packed with inspiring and instructive real-life retirement stories and practical tools that assist readers in making the transition to life after work
Part 1: Life Beyond Work.
Chapter One. As Accomplished People Retire.
Chapter Two. Decades of Change.
Chapter Three. The New Adulthood: Life on Your Terms.
Part 2: The New Adulthood.
Chapter Four. The Financial Domain.
Chapter Five. The Physical Domain.
Chapter Six. The Social Domain.
Chapter Seven. The Personal Domain.
Chapter Eight. Reaping the Rewards.
Appendix One. Typical Budget Categories.
Appendix Two. Checklists for Interviewing a Financial Planner.
Appendix Three. Ten Questions to Ask to Find the Best Doctor for You.
Appendix Four. How Good Are you at Being Social?
About the Author.