- Series: Work Less, Live More: The New Way to Retire Early
- Paperback: 321 pages
- Publisher: Nolo; First Edition edition (October 30, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1413302009
- ISBN-13: 978-1413302004
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #940,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Terrific advice on how to safely reach semi-retirement while still in the prime of life." -- Mark Goines, early semi-retiree & Intuit veteran
From the Back Cover
Work Less, Live More The New Way to Retire Early by Bob Clyatt Career, Retirement
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
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Recognize when the author is discussing taking retirement income from your nest egg, his approach is based entirely on leaving behind the same $$ vale you started with - for me, his approach leaves the retiree(s) pinching pennies rather than enjoying the fruits of their work and savings.
In any case (regardless of whether you choose this second edition OR the now more affordable first edition), this admirable, commendable book could be of some significant help to many early (and would-be) retirees. Especially intriguing are Clyatt's recommended "Rational Investing Portfolio" and "maximum safe-withdrawal rate" sections (not that he himself necessarily "invented" either of those basic concepts--i.e., there's little, if anything, here that's TOTALLY innovatory). But even many of the other (relatively less essential) sections are fairly helpful too, if only because they provide considerable "encouraging" discussion/advice.
Bottom line, this book is actually one of the best, most likable titles in the "early-retirement-investing" genre. Just don't be overly impressed by the second edition's cover's gimmicky emphasis on the term "SEMI-retirement" vis-à-vis the first edition's use of the conventional term "early retirement." Heck, even in the first edition, the author interchangeably implements the term (or concept of) "semi-retirement." (It's merely a trivial matter of semantics. The two terms are essentially synonymous in Clyatt's virtually unchanged discussion.)
The tone is pitched just right for people who have been saving and investing for years and are informed but still need some basic guidance for this new period of life. The book gives you strong kudos for living below your means and then helps you figure out how that translates into leaving the rat race earlier than you could ever have hoped for. I especially liked the chapters "Put Your Investing on Autopilot," "Take 4% Forever," and "Do Anything You Want, But Do Something." Each of them have very specific advice, examples, and resources and appealed to me in their simplicity.
I really couldn't have found a better book as I contemplate leaving corporate America at age 48, and I plan to refer back to it many times. Now I feel more ready and excited "to pursue the rest of my life"...