Planning for Retirement When the Old Rules No Longer Apply

COMING THIS SUMMER! From George Schofield and the American Management Association (AMACOM Publisher)

Retirement for many of us will no longer be a period at the end. Life planning and retirement planning braid and intertwine as the new normal becomes a reality.

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when living to 90 is common, when savings are slim, when people work longer and change jobs frequently, clinging to an outdated concept of retirement gets you nowhere.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 had 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.

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