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My Next Phase: The Personality-Based Guide to Your Best Retirement Hardcover – September 26, 2007
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Seven short quizzes address 7 personality traits that tell you about you. Each one gives a score, tells what that score means, and the affect it will have on your retirement planning. You will find out things about yourself that may be surprising. It is these unknown traits that will trip up a happy retirement.
This book is aimed at the `baby boomers' but it will help those already in retirement to make beneficial changes. Even though this is a non-financial guide, the authors state that having a clear plan that considers all facets of a person, his life-style, needs and personality traits, will also have a favorable bearing on his financial future.
This is not a book to read quickly in a weekend but a handbook to take in slowly and give thought to the points being made. Each chapter with its self-discovery quizzes is a building block in your retirement planning. At the end of the book is a planning template to write goals for your retirement.
With lots of examples and cartoons scattered throughout, My Next Phase is easy to read and understand. There are over ten pages of Resources listed under subject headings such as Travel, Health, Mental Challenge and Work Support. These headings are also the headings in the template for goals in retirement.
Overall, this book is for the ready-to-retire to the already retired. It will make you think about areas of your life that you did not realize would be issues in retirement.
Armchair Interviews says: Highly recommended for a successful retirement.
John Trauth, Author, Your Retirement, Your Way
As an expert and author on retirement myselfThe New Retirement: Revised and Updated: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, and as a woman with a retired husband, I can assure you that this is an area that should be thought about and discussed prior to retirement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was highly recommended at a retirement conference so I gave as a gift.Published 16 months ago by Serena King
Best thought starter for those thinking of retirement ... Truly helpful!Published 16 months ago by Richard Hynes
this book is great for htinking about options and directions after you hit the magic age where pension or retirement from the "day job" is possiblePublished 16 months ago by L Hoffman
May work for some people but I think it left a lot out. More simplified then we have found retirement to be.Published on April 14, 2014 by Bonnie Barnett
Simple tests to determine your style, great stories that clearly describe how those styles 'show up' in life, and excellent exercises to help the reader determine a retirement or... Read morePublished on April 12, 2014 by reader of good literature
This book is truly outstanding among books helping individuals to decide for/against or prepare for retirement. It is practical, well organized and just one of the best I've seen.Published on April 4, 2013 by Ann E. Dunkin
many new things to think about
since I'm less than a year from retirement I found this book very helpful
wish I would have read it much earlier