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The Encore Curve: Retire with a Life Plan that Excites You Hardcover – June 6, 2017
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''I am glad that there are people like Andy in the world who are bringing peace, abundance, and meaning into our lives.'' --Jack Canfield, America's number-one success coach and cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
''The Encore Curve uses faith, optimism, and humor to help you traverse the slippery slope of financial security. Great read.'' --Suzie Humphreys, "independent woman," humorist, and inspirational speaker
Andy Raub has written The Encore Curve: Retire with a Life Plan that Excites You as a thoroughly “user friendly” instruction manual and guide with which anyone can create the retirement of their dreams -- what Raub calls 'a memorable encore'. It is impressively informative, exceptionally well written, and thoroughly accessible in organization and presentation. - Midwest Book Review
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- Publisher : Brown Books Publishing Group (June 6, 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 273 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1612548938
- ISBN-13 : 978-1612548937
- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,197,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Even though as a Gen-Xer, I am probably two decades away from retirement, his approach to first asking "The Why" or what you want to do and who you want to impact in retirement really got me excited. I think my generation and those that follow can't imagine not working, which is a shift in traditional thinking. We want to be active, contribute to society, and help others up until we just can't. This book helps you discover the ways that you can do that.
The book is divided into two sections, Life Plan and Money Plan, which Andy says go hand in hand. What I really like is that the chapters alternate between a story about a couple at the doorstep of retirement and practical, applicable knowledge. There are also worksheets at the end of the chapter to fill out (I went online to get full page printouts).
This is not an easy-fix, one size fits all, or fluffy book on retirement. Many of the Life Plan exercises made me ask myself questions that I hadn't asked before and gave me new insight. It's a cool process that walks you through discovering your personal gifts and what matters to you the most and then how combining these things together will give you motivation and direction. Once you have that plan in place, it makes the money side easier to figure out.
I believe this book is helpful for those near or early into retirement, but equally as much for people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. My parents will be getting a copy from me!
He said, "People who are concerned about retiring could benefit from this book, The Encore Curve. Interestingly it addresses maintaining meaning and purpose in life before it addresses financial issues. As the author points out, activities during retirement affect the resources needed for retirement so the two have to be coordinated.
I presume the author's experience is that people could benefit from direction in both areas as they approach retirement. I expect the book will appeal to people who have some idea and some plans, at least for financing their retirement. The financial advice looks solid to me."
The coolest thing was that I enjoyed it too! Not just for the older generation.