Planning For Retirement

Planning For Retirement

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The Baby Boomers of the 1950s are now approaching retirement age but they have no intention of going quietly. They are the people who in the early '60s invented the Youth Generation and, though they have aged physically, many of them have the same enthusiasm they had 30 or 40 years ago. They still find life interesting and want more of it - a lot more. Medical science has ensured that. Life expectancy has been increasing for years and will continue to do so. Planning for Retirement looks at all aspects of what to do in later life - from phasing yourself out of work to thinking about possible retraining, further education, community work, or travelling, to health and fitness, hobbies, keeping your mind active, financial planning and family relationships. It also considers the down side of things, such as coping with prolonged ill health and organising your affairs so that matters are not complicated for those you leave behind when you die. Plus there is a final look at what the future holds in terms of scientific discoveries that may prolong our lives and what the impact on society may be. Planning for Retirement is the ultimate guide to making the life you want in later years and keeping the Zimmer frame at bay!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 22mm | 281.23g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753509210
  • 9780753509210

About Robert Allen

Robert Allen is a qualified psychometrist and the former Director of Mensa Psychometrics, a company selling psychological testing to businesses and individuals. He worked as psychological advisor to Talent TV and broadcast regularly on local radio for some years. He has written many books in the fields of popular psychology, puzzles and games. Currently he works as a freelance writer as well as running classes in Creative Writing for a local college. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.show more

Back cover copy

Approaching retirement age shouldn't be about choosing your favourtie armchair, it's about fulfilling your desires to do everything you always wanted, but never had the time to do. Want to know how to make the most of later life? Do you dream of travelling the world? Aspire to learn new skills? Age shouldn't be a barrier. With our life expectancy increasing along with our demands for fuller and more active lives, the opportunities as you approach retirement age grow ever greater and more exciting. But how do you choose what you want to do? What are the potential barriers and how do you ensure that you'll have the time, energy and resources to follow your dreams? Planning for Retirement helps you sort out your options, offering all the information and advice that you need. Packed with questionnaires, tips and anecdotes from those who have grown older both gracefully and disgracefully, this easy-to-use book contains sections on: * Deciding what you want to achieve * Work, training, educational and travelling opportunities * Keeping healthy with regular medical check-ups, diet advice and exercise tips * Maintaining a healthy and retentive memory through exercises, relaxation and meditation * Assessing finances * Coping with family pressures.show more