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.
About the Author
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."
“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."
"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."
“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.”