So You Want to Retire Guides Readers on How to Plan for the Nonfinancial Issues of Retirement

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Patricia Flury gives insightful advice and practical tips on how retirees can cope with the nonfinancial challenges they will face every day after exiting from active work. The book is a good read for someone contemplating of retiring soon or, in fact, if one’s already retired.

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There are two parts to a successful retirement plan, and many agree money is part two. Part one is referred to as existential; it is all about you, your existence: what are you going to do with the rest of your life?

So You Want to Retire is a must-read guide for retirees, people who are about to retire or contemplating retirement soon. It tackles the nonfinancial aspects of retirement, an often overlooked subject in retirement literature. It is also a good read for anyone who has a loved one struggling with the emotional impact of retirement. The book can help both the retiree and the people around him or her to understand life when “every day is Saturday.”

The author aims to instill purpose, meaning, joy, and good health to retirees with practical advice and compassion culled from her years as a healthcare executive. Having served as the Chief Operating Officer of one of the country’s largest public healthcare systems, Flury is a wellspring of firsthand insights on the social plight of numerous retirees. Her book is an important addition to the library of a company’s HR department.

Flury starts with the practical advice that retirees should expect to live longer than they think. This insight sets the tone for her advice and practical tips, among others:

  •     How to remain productive
  •     How to stay active
  •     How to feel and be useful
  •     The upside of downsizing
  •     Practical tips on using social security
  •     Best (and worst) places for retirees
  •     Healthcare tips
  •     Dealing with depression

So You Want to Retire also reserves a whole section on the factors that can ruin retirement. These include: 1) providing support to adult children; 2) runaway debt; and 3) lack of understanding of inflation. Each of these factors is expounded with details why they can be deadly for retirees.

The book is, of course, best for readers who are yet to retire, as it is always better to plan ahead. For retirees, it is never too late to learn new things, especially if the book has plenty of practical advice on the social aspects of retirement.

Title: So You Want to Retire

Author: Patricia Flury

Genre: Nonfiction

ISBN: 978-1-4958-0938-5

eISBN: 978-1-4958-0938-5

Pages: 136

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

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