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BN1: HOW TO RETIRE HAPPY WILD AND FREE

For the full book visit: How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor

BN1: HOW TO RETIRE HAPPY WILD AND FREE

IT IS UP TO YOU TO BE HAPPY AFTER RETIREMENT

Retirement is the perfect time to become the person you would like to be and do the things you have always wanted to do.

Doing everything you always want to do sounds great, but it will never happen by itself. This is true even if you have excellent health and a big pile of money in the bank when you retire.

Planning is important. You must take steps to ensure that when the bell rings to announce your retirement, you’re ready for what’s in front of you.

The time available for marital, personal, social, creative, and family activities expands considerably when the hours are previously taken up with full–time employment ceases. How you manage time is just as important as when you are in the workforce.

When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.

R. C. Sherriff

You won’t find genuine joy and satisfaction by spending all your time sleeping, relaxing, loafing, and watching TV, hoping to live up to the ideal of a true idler. Many retired people with nothing to do wind up depressed and hating retire.

To retire happily, it is also important that you have goals and dreams. Retirement can be a time for life’s best moments, provided that you take the time to plan what you are going to do with the rest of your life. Just as important, you must be motivated enough to follow your dreams, and change course if adversity intrudes to put a dent in your plans.

Retirement is the last opportunity for individuals to reinvent themselves, let go of the past, and find peace and happiness within. Many people discover much to their surprise that retirement life following four or five decades of full–time work is full of new and exciting opportunities.

There is no shortage of scholarly evidence that financial status constitutes only a small piece of the puzzle as to whether people will succeed and be happy in retirement. Apparently, most “retirement planners” either are not aware of this evidence or focus only on the finances so that they can sell more financially related products.

This is where How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free comes into the picture. For the most part, this book offers retirement wisdom that you won’t receive from your financial advisor.

Did you know? Contrary to popular wisdom, many elements — not just having a million or two in the bank — contribute to happiness and satisfaction for today’s retirees. Indeed, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support play bigger roles than financial status for most retirees.

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