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Work Less, Live More: The Way to Semi-Retirement Paperback – September 30, 2007
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Very highly recommended for everybody seeking an alternative to their currently dissatisfactory career and better, more fulfilling lives. (Midwest Book Review 2009-01-01)
In 2001, Bob Clyatt retired at the age of 42. But then the stock market tanked. After a year of fretting, he found his solution: part-time work that he actually enjoyed. In his new book, Work Less, Live More, Clyatt writes about how others can semi-retire early, too. (Motley Fool, Rule Your Retirement newsletter 2009-01-01)
[Bob Clyatt] reconsidered his withdrawal rate, revised his spending plans, reconsidered part-time work and wrote about the whole process in his book, Work Less, Live More. (MSN Money 2009-01-01)
Clyatt backs up his advice on investing and spending during retirement with solid academic research. (San Diego Union-Tribune 2009-01-01)
A guide about living outside the suffocating culture of consumption and overwork. (The Columbus Dispatch 2009-01-01)
Offers intelligent and practical tips on systematic savings, sensible spending and rational investing to make retirement money, even if it is not a fortune, last a lifetime. (Tribune Media Services 2009-01-01)
Terrific advice on how to safely reach semi-retirement while still in the prime of life. (Mark Goines 2009-01-01)
From the Back Cover
Ready to pursue the rest of your life?
Professionally, you're experiencing the success that years of hard work brings but the long hours are taking their toll and you're burning out fast. You see it in your health and even in your family life. Your ambitions no longer include the rat race. You're thinking that retirement can't come soon enough.
Fortunately, theres an alternative to the grind: Early semi-retirement. Work fewer hours, realize your goals and dreams, spend time with your loved ones and do it all years, even decades, before the "normal" retirement age of 65.
With Work Less, Live More and a little planning, you can do it.
After several years as a corporate overachiever, Bob Clyatt realized there was more to life than "just this." Using the techniques in this book, Clyatt entered early semi-retirement at 42 and has never looked back.
Work Less, Live More provides a rational investment system based on Nobel Prize-winning research, a safe lifelong withdrawal plan and sensible spending guidelines. More importantly, the book provides inspiring stories and insights of many successful early semi-retirees, walking proof that meaningful work rather than full-time work is both fulfilling and rewarding.
Are you ready to pursue the rest of your life? Turn to Work Less, Live More and get going.
Work Less, Live More is for you if you're:
Young and on a mission In your 20s or 30s, working hard and planning ahead
Burning out in the rat race In your 40s or 50s and needing out sooner rather than later
Retired and needing more Already took the plunge and wanting to get the most out of it --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Bottom line is that for the price of 3 Happy Meals you can set an incredible foundation for the rest of your life, no matter when you actually leave the work force.
books on retirement and financial planning I've read. As a writer myself
I appreciate how hard it is to write so clearly and concisely about
complex matters. There's a tremendous amount of research and expertise
backing up every section of the book, and the investment planning section
in particular is superb.
Mr. Clyatt's expertise is made all the more accessible by his obvious
warmth and compassion for the difficulties faced by anyone contemplating
a full or partial retreat from the world of full-time work.
My wife and I were looking to either retiring or at least semi-retiring and we got some excellent information, hope and encouragement from this book and it's companion workbook/CD. It's really not just for the young and independently wealthy as one reviewer eludes, we're neither. We did own our own business and have since sold that business and launched into retirement. After a year of doing what I want when I want, not being on call, or catering to others, EVEN if I end up eating beans until I die, I would not go back. Viva Liberte!
2014-04-16: A recent comment from someone who read this review inspired me to add an addendum. Since selling our business in 2009 and officially retiring life has been so rewarding. Beside spending more time with our children and grand children we've traveled back and forth across America twice. first in 2010 with a Pop Up camper and more recently in 2013 towing a 29' Airstream. We are so grateful for the freedom we are able to enjoy.
Pertaining to the book I want to especially mention that it devotes a good deal of information toward properly investing ones money to build a nest egg for retirement.Read more ›
It's thoughtful organization and index make it easy to skip through the book, reading only the sections you really need.
Vctr113062: Very highly recommended for everybody seeking an alternative to their currently dissatisfactory career and better, more fulfilling lives. Work Less, Live More is an ideal read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing book. Was recommended to me by a doctor when I was attending nursing school. Has given me a lot of insight into how to plan my retirement. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kjersten R Lee
The "unabridged" Audible edition is NOT the book, abridged or otherwise. It is an hour long talk by the author. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K.C.
Great guide to get through the phases of self doubt and finally achieve your dreams! I'll be reading this over ad over again to keep me on the right path.Published 3 months ago by M. Yee
Lot's of good info here.
Recognize when the author is discussing taking retirement income from your nest egg, his approach is based entirely on leaving behind the same $$ vale... Read more
For the content I got, this is a very good book. However, Chapter 8 was missing!Published 6 months ago by aohsebastian
Mostly just examples of situations. Feels more like a pep-talk to sell you on the concept. Was expecting more for someone who has already decided to semi-retire.Published 11 months ago by Andrew Milder
Well thought out and practical guide. I would recommend this as a must read for anyone nearing retirement years.Published 17 months ago by Craig Holmes
Good read. Gleaned a few ideas for my semi-retirement plan and so far all is going exceedingly well.Published 18 months ago by Ellen C.