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Product Details

  • Paperback: 157 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (April 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452285577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452285576
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

As a couple approaching retirement age, the authors came to the realization that "retirement was a great place to visit, but who in their right mind would want to live there?" And so they skipped the Sunbelt retirement and set out to start a new chapter in their lives, which involved the creation of a website (2young2retire.com) and the writing of this book to encourage others to stay in the workforce after 65. Written in a friendly, understanding tone, this volume is both inspirational and realistic. It addresses practical issues like money and provides an extensive list of resources for getting started and formulating ideas. Each chapter also includes a "try this" section, which provides simple and doable ideas for making small life changes on the way to achieving goals. And, indeed, the book does include 101 specific ideas for vocations and avocations to pursue—cake decorator, computer tutor, ghostwriter, nanny, park ranger, wedding planner and many more. The authors also explain what is perhaps the ultimate incentive for staying engaged and active: it’s good for health and longevity. And they offer a host of tips for staying as healthy as possible so would-be-retirees can fully enjoy this fantastic stage of life.
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This little gem of a book offers sage advice. -- The New York Times

Customer Reviews

If retirement is in your future, this book is a great place to begin the process.
Casey Dawes
My husband liked this book so much when he retired, that he sent this copy to my sister when she retired early due to her company closing.
D. Dickenson
I found this book to be a concise, easy to read book about the joys and opportunities to be found in this stage of our life.
Kim Kirmmse Toth

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Casey Dawes on June 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
The book, Too Young to Retire, as well as the Stone's web site and book study groups, is their effort to teach people how to live a life filled with purpose, rather than the emptiness of so many retirees' lives.

The book begins with an introduction to the Stones and how they arrived at the attitude that they did. It then dives right into the largest problem that retirees face - money. If you ask most people approaching retirement age what they fear most about retirement, running out of money is tied with poor health. The Stones tackle the problem face on, correctly stating the "it is much less risky to worry about money than to face the volcanic changes of midlife and beyond." Once the discussion is concluded, they suggest several techniques to put money in its place, including the tried and true method of keeping a daily record of how you spend your money.

Not content with tackling retirement, the Stones next look at the world of work and why work isn't working. They cite many of the same ills that books such as Take Back Your Time discuss: too little vacation, too much pressure, too little fulfillment and more. The book quotes Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development study, "Most workers see their 'retirement' not as a time for leisure and travel, but as an opportunity to do fulfilling work, and find avocation in what they do." The end of the chapter offers methods to work through to who you really are. These are good starting places, but the more hard-core 9-5ers might need a little more work. The Stone's suggestion to hire a personal coach, even for a little while, is a good one.

The book is complete with pages and pages of resources. More can be found at their website.

If retirement is in your future, this book is a great place to begin the process.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Beverly McCrostie on January 27, 2010
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As someone who feels too young to retire but is searching for a new direction, I enjoyed their book.
Don't get me wrong; I love what I currently do teaching online and face-to-face; however, I love the pursuit of new ideas. They point out that "career experts today say it's far healthier to be continuously thinking about the next job or opportunity than waiting for the other shoe to drop."
I was able to highlight 10+ "next careers" from their list of 101.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 17, 2012
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Being on the verge of retirement I find myself in this discussion "what are you going to do when you retire" and that question seems to be the wall so many people I know can't seem to get over. Yes for us baby boomers we all have had the financial planning component hammered into us by books, commercials, spouses etc but what do we actually do with ourselves still seems to be a mystery to so many of us. The old answers of travel, golf, playing cards doesn't cut it anymore, no one travels all the time, me I don't play golf and the idea of playing cards puts me to sleep. So here is where this book comes in, reevaluating what retirement really means, changing the rules of the games from withdrawal from work and some kind of leisure life from hell to a new chapter of exploration of who we are and reawakening of old passions to the acquisition of new ones. This book is the beginning of exploring exactly who we are at this age and stage of our lives and gives us ideas to move forward.

I would recommend reading this book even if you think you have a life plan, it can only help make it better. I know my review is light on the substance of the book, go read it the investment is worth it, my point is money is important to retirement but if you don't know what to do with yourself then what's the point. This book helps you discover how to actually enjoy this time of your life.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Phil-S on March 25, 2013
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If you've never, ever thought about retirement options before, this will at least be a intro to the subject. It's very short, and doesn't have the depth to really explain finances, investments, social aspects or even very realistic second-career/volunteer options (Cabaret Singer?)
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kim Kirmmse Toth on July 22, 2006
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I found this book to be a concise, easy to read book about the joys and opportunities to be found in this stage of our life. Howard and Marika explore topics that a near and dear to us, that we must pay attention to if we wish to make this journey look like what we have always hoped for. Sometimes we all need a map to get us where we want to be!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sally K. Palaian on October 6, 2008
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This book covers all the important topics of positive aging and transformation: health, money, community, happiness and life purpose. It opens doors of possibility, and inspires you to step in. The Stones are living examples of what they write about. A lot of important information is conveyed briefly and simply.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PBin on January 15, 2014
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This book is in desperate need to be updated. way outdated. good concepts but can be found elsewhere up to date
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pup Mom on October 19, 2013
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This book is simply an acknowledgement that we baby boomers have tremendous talent, energy, creativity and want to continue contributing with "retirement" a dirty word. Ok, we already know that.

This book is simply a list of potential jobs. You can get the same list at your local employment office or in your imagination. It's too lightweight and doesn't address the core issues of frustration and expansion, not diminishing of abilities.
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