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Your Retirement Quest: 10 Secrets for Creating and Living a Fulfilling Retirement Paperback – July 4, 2010
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About the Author
Alan Spector retired from a 33-year career at Procter & Gamble as a Directory of Worldwide Quality Assurance, having also managed worldwide Product Supply and Research & Development organizations. In retirement, Alan has volunteered as a management and quality assurance consultant, bringing business practices to nonprofits and community initiatives. Prior to co-authoring Your Requirement Quest, Alan authored two books, Baseball: Never To Old to Play The Game and Hail Hail to U City High, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He lectures at university and high school creative writing classes and has presented nonprofit business-oriented practices to conferences at the RAND Corporation, The Michigan Ross School of Business, and The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. Alan is co-founder of LifeScape SolutionsTM, a company that conducts life-planning seminars for prospective retirees while also helping their employers increase the engagement of their most experienced employees.
Top Customer Reviews
I have been "retired" for four years, and started planning for it almost ten years ago. I consider this new period of my life to be very fulfilling, and although I had already done many of the recommendations made in this book, I now have a better understanding as to why my planning was important, how all of the planning aspects fit together, and a realization that my "retirement" planning is an on-going process.
Spector and Lawrence's book adds clarity to the planning process, and my hope is that by reading this book (and re-reading this book for many years to come) and learning from it, my "retirement" years will continue to be filled with joy and a passion for life.
A decade ago, my wife and I made a list of the characteristics of a place where we would like to live in "retirement," made separate lists of the ten things we would like to do while we still could, and I made a second list of the activities I wanted to work on or do on a daily or routine basis. I had already realized that everything in my life for which I had a passion had four components: search, discovery, learning, and sharing.
Interestingly, all of the items on my second list had all four of these components - when I made the list - but once I entered "retirement," I found that some of them no longer had all four components, and it seemed strange to me that I didn't enjoy some of these activities as much as I used to, but almost felt a self-obligation to continue doing them as I had so much of my life invested in them.Read more ›
Big mistake! He's been saying for years that he doesn't know if he can fill his days with just golf and tennis, and I told him he'll find new things to do.
But if he doesn't know now, he's not likely to know later, before he's thought it out properly.
If my husband (and everyone else contemplating retirement reads "Your Retirement Quest) they'll actually get to know themselves better. My husband realized that he couldn't answer "yes" to the three questions to determine if you're ready to retire: Do you have enough, will you have enough to do, and have you had enough?
It's funny how, at the beginning of our careers, we may see the upcoming decades as an end to the freedom of our carefree college days. And yet, if not planned properly, those same people may find themselves in an ironic situation as they regain that freedom - but with nothing to do.
My husband and I learned a lot about figuring out what filling our lives with fulfilling adventures means to us.
I really wish it was available as a kindle so I can give the book to someone who can't aford a kindle or IPAD with the kindle app.
1. IT HELPED ME VALIDATE THE PLANS THAT I HAVE IN PLACE FOR MY RETIREMENT AND
2. THAT THE GOAL IS NOT ONLY FINANCIAL FREEDOM BUT PHYSIOLOGICALLY TO ATTAIN THE END GOAL OF BEING HAPPY.
THE BOOK DEFINITELY SHOWS THE REALITIES OF RETIREMENT OR PLANNING FOR IT IN AN "NON"-ALARMIST MANNER.
"YOUR RETIREMENT REQUEST" IS A BOOK THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE INSIGHT TO RETIREMENT. AL WROTE A BOOK "BASEBALL: NEVER TOO OLD TO PLAY THE GAME" , NOW READING THIS BOOKS LEADS ME TO "RETIREMENT:
NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN".
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Excellent retirement guidance! Would like to meet Alan Spector.Published 10 months ago by Joseph A. Petrick
Excellent book on retirement. It contains some excellent thoughts for approaching and living retirement differently than in the past. It also will aid in planning retirement.Published on November 2, 2013 by Richard
'Your Retirement Quest' is a must read for the baby boomer cohort planning to retire . this book outlines the pitfalls to avoid and what stages to expect . recommendedPublished on September 13, 2012 by marjade
How refreshing to read real life scenario's experienced by real people. Feel confident in the various solutions and suggestions given. Read morePublished on September 12, 2010 by Paula G. Sigel
This book is very well thought out. It is a must for those who are having trouble figuring out when and if to retire. Read morePublished on August 16, 2010 by H. Bunn