What Color is Your Parachute? for Retirement: Planning a Prosperous, Healthy, and Happy Future

What Color is Your Parachute? for Retirement: Planning a Prosperous, Healthy, and Happy Future

Paperback What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement: Planning Now for the

By (author) John E. Nelson

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  • Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley CA
  • ISBN 10: 158008205X
  • ISBN 13: 9781580082051
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports.
  • Sales rank: 93,516

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Plan Now for the Life You Want Today's economic realities have reset our expectations of what retirement is, yet there's still the promise for what it can be: a life stage filled with more freedom and potential than ever before. Given the new normal, how do you plan for a future filled with prosperity, health, and happiness? As a companion to "What Color Is Your Parachute?," the world's best-selling career book, "What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement" offers both a holistic, big-picture look at these years as well as practical tools and exercises to help you build a life full of security, vitality, and community. This second edition contains updates throughout, including a section on Social Security, an in-depth exercise on values and how they inform your retirement map, and the one-of-a-kind resource for organizing the sea of information on finances and mental and physical health: the Retirement Well-Being Profile. More than a guide on where to live, how to stay active, or which investments to choose, "What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement" helps you develop a detailed picture of your ideal retirement, so that--whether you're planning retirement or are there already--you can take a comprehensive approach to make the most of these vital years.

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Author information

JOHN E. NELSON is a speaker and seminar facilitator on retirement and life-stage planning, well-being, and core values. He is an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also earning a PhD. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. RICHARD N. BOLLES is the author of the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, "What Color Is Your Parachute?" He has been a leader in the career development field for more than thirty-five years. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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"offer(s) exercises to help you map your future." "--SmartMoney" magazine, 2/1/11 "Nelson and Bolles provide worksheets galore, and lots of introspective exercises, but this is more than a feel-good read. There's also some substantive financial and healthcare information--including a section about fiduciary advisors--making this book a great gift for clients and prospects in midlife who may be getting ready to think about next steps." --"Financial Planning Magazine", 10/1/10 "so relevant to today's maturing workforce. Grab a pen and complete the many questionnaires included in the book as you explore the financial, geographic, medical, biological, psychological and social aspects of your perfect retirement." "--Better Investing", 10/1/10 "an excellent book. ...Both "Parachute" books provide useful insights and a number of exercises to help you make the best choices for this new stage in life." --Steve Vernon, blogger, CBS MoneyWatch "it should calm your fears and put you in the right frame of mind to pursue a fulfilling retirement despite all the new challenges." --David Carpenter, Associated Press "A useful, practical roadmap for anyone thinking about retirement, no matter how distant." ""--"USA Today" "Filled with exercises and resources on such matters as making lasting friendships, evaluating medical treatment plans, and finding the ideal place to settle down." ""--"Employee Benefit News ""Retirement researcher and writer John Nelson argues that there are at least five other key components of a successful retirement, in addition to the financial one."" "--"Investment Advisor" ""Parachute for Retirement" isn't just a book--it's a step-by-step guide to planning your retirement life." "--Wall Street Journal" "A nice compliment to the more typical IRA-intensive school of retirement planning." "--Washington Post"

Table of contents

Preface . . . . . viii What to Expect from This New Edition . . . . . xii Chapter ONE        Retirement Is Dead—Long Live Retirement!     1 The retirement we knew is disappearing. Do you want a finish line or a marker on your journey? Ten ways to customize your transition. Chapter TWO The Retirement You’ve Always Wanted but Forgot About     23 What we all want in life. Six fields of knowledge that support well-being. What are the elements of your ideal retirement? Chapter THREE The Life You Can Live (Right Now)     41 How we make big life decisions. Are you buying a “lifestyle” or creating a life? Ten steps to activate your core values. Chapter FOUR Retirement Economics Is More Than Personal Finance     73 A family approach to retirement economics. The original pyramid scheme. Your three-legged stool is wobbly. The spending-saving seesaw. Chapter FIVE A New Approach to Retirement Security     101 Five pillars are better than three legs. How to use automatic systems for saving, investing, and income. Where to find a fiduciary advisor. Chapter SIX The Nature of Space and Time     127 Four layers of retirement geography. Is your dream home a nightmare? Calling it a community doesn’t make it one. Your essential region. Chapter SEVEN Medicine—Who’s in Charge?     155 How much medicine will you buy? Your medical philosophy, and what it costs. Choose medical relationships before you need them. Chapter EIGHT Health from the Inside Out    173 Our biology plus medicine equals health. What’s your biological age? The longevity class reunion. Three practices for biological vitality. Chapter NINE A New Chapter in Psychology 189 Are you trying to fix your weaknesses? Three paths to happiness. Staying engaged in work—and retirement, too! Your greatest strengths. Chapter TEN Happiness Is Only Real When Shared                     217 Work connections wither and die. Build relationships in advance. Your three levels of social connection. Retirement with that special someone. Chapter ELEVEN The New Retirement—an Undivided Life     235 Connect your life circles for well-being. Do you have a calling? Don’t wait for retirement—start living your ideal life now!   Appendix: The Retirement Well-Being Profile . . . . . 252 Resources . . . . . 254 Acknowledgments . . . . . 264 Index . . . . . 266 About the Authors . . . . . 274