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The new retirementality : planning your life and living your dreams...at any age you want
Title:
The new retirementality : planning your life and living your dreams...at any age you want
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publisher Info:
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2014]
Physical Description:
xiii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Abstract:
"Stop making a living and start making a life with The New Retirementality. When Mitch Anthony first presented the concept of a new way of thinking about retirement in 2000, it was novel and many critics didn't buy into it. Originally written to get the attention of baby boomers who were approaching 55, Mitch started a revolution by showing people why they needed to have a new attitude about retirement-a "new retirementality." More than a decade later, most of us are facing a very different retirement reality than previous generations-failing pensions, an endangered social security system, and inadequate savings. We have been forced to face the reality of a retirement that may never ........"-- Provided by publisher.

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Stop making a living and start making a life with The New Retirementality

When Mitch Anthony first presented the concept of a new way of thinking about retirement in 2000, it was novel and many critics didn't buy into it. Originally written to get the attention of baby boomers who were approaching 55, Mitch started a revolution by showing people why they needed to have a new attitude about retirement-a "new retirementality." More than a decade later, most of us are facing a very different retirement reality than previous generations-failing pensions, an endangered social security system, and inadequate savings. We have been forced to face the reality of a retirement that may never happen, or one that will take place much later in life than ever expected.

Circumstances are redefining what it means to retire, and The New Retirementality, Fourth Edition is your roadmap. While most books focus on a "number," this reliable resource shows you that attitude is also an essential part of the equation-if you want to succeed you need both means and meaning.

Includes new research and studies on the latest retirement realities, as well as introduce readers to Mitch's newest concept, investing toward a greater Return on Life(tm) Discusses what it means to retire on purpose, the expanding role of work in retirement, and how to self-direct your future by becoming your own benefits director Written by top financial planner Mitch Anthony

Filled with engaging anecdotes and inspirational suggestions, this book will motivate you to rethink the meaning of retirement and put you in a better position to enjoy the new retirementality you deserve.


Author Notes

Mitch Anthony is principal of a training and communication consulting firm specializing in the financial services and insurance industries. Over the past 20 years, he has given an estimated 2,500 paid presentations to corporations worldwide. He also writes and hosts The Daily Dose, a syndicated radio feature heard on 160 stations nationwide and has appeared on, or consulted with, a variety of national television programs.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Chapter 1 A Short History of Retirementp. 1
Crossing the Bridgep. 7
Chapter 2 Removing Artificial Finish Linesp. 9
Motivated by Autonomyp. 12
Illusions, Delusions, and Hypep. 15
Chapter 3 The New IRA-Individual Retirement Attitudep. 17
Assume You Will Work Longerp. 20
Assume You Will Live Longerp. 20
Assume That There Will Be Improvisational Challengesp. 22
Chapter 4 Money Is Only Part of the Equationp. 25
Where from Here?p. 27
Chapter 5 Retirement Whiplash: Be Careful of What You Wish Forp. 37
Unexpected Seguesp. 38
Sudden Retirement Syndromep. 39
Freakonomicsp. 40
For Better or Worse but Not for Lunchp. 42
The 19th Holep. 42
Disabilityp. 43
Bore-dumbp. 44
The Oops Factor; Rearview Mirrorp. 46
Chapter 6 The Retirement that Worksp. 49
Reinventing Retirement-New Pathwaysp. 50
Retirement Planning that Worksp. 52
Chapter 7 The Real Meaning of Workp. 59
Brain at Workp. 61
Invest in Who You Arep. 63
Working Benefitsp. 64
Collecting a Playcheckp. 65
Chapter 8 Extending Your Stay by Staying on the Edgep. 69
Staying in Your Zonep. 70
Yes Sir, Kiddop. 71
Ageism on the Radarp. 73
The Teaching Bridgep. 74
Advantages of Underemploymentp. 75
EntreMaturep. 76
Chapter 9 A New Mind-set: Retire on Purposep. 81
"I'm Done"p. 82
"1 Have To"p. 82
"I'm Inspired"p. 83
Meaningful Pursuits: A Midlife Crisis Gone Horribly Rightp. 84
Challenge Your Body, Mind, and Spiritp. 87
Refuse to Be Defined by Agep. 88
Enduring Attitudesp. 91
Chapter 10 The New Meaning of Re-tired: Your Next 100,000 Milesp. 95
New Spin on Re-tiringp. 96
Chapter 11 Redefining Rich: Bridging the Gap between Means and Meaningp. 107
The Seven Intangiblesp. 110
The Stewardship of Moneyp. 116
Chapter 12 Moving from ROI to ROL (Return on Life)p. 119
A New Measure of Success: ROLp. 121
The Money/Life Puzzlep. 123
The Core of Financial Planning-Life at the Centerp. 124
Issues for Our Middle Years and Beyondp. 126
Chapter 13 The Waiting Game: Navigating Social (In)Securityp. 129
Risky Businessp. 133
Learn to LIVE in Retirementp. 134
Chapter 14 Maslow Meets Retirementp. 139
Our Hierarchy of Financial Needsp. 142
Paying the Billsp. 147
Chapter 15 Calculating Income for Lifep. 149
Paying for Survivalp. 150
The Good Old Daysp. 150
Safely Moneyp. 153
How Much Risk?p. 155
Freedom Moneyp. 156
Money to Givep. 158
Dream Moneyp. 162
Paying for Your Lifep. 165
Chapter 16 Don't Go It Alonep. 167
I Don't Always Know What I Don't Knowp. 168
We Are Tempted to Follow the Crowdp. 169
Individual Investors Underperformp. 169
Managing Money Is Time Consuming and Stressfulp. 170
Finding a Wealth-Building Partnerp. 171
A Personal Safety Netp. 174
Chapter 17 From Aging to S-Agingp. 177
A Sense of Masteryp. 179
The Vitamin Cs of Successful Agingp. 180
Pumping Iron at 80p. 185
The Soul of Accelerated Agingp. 186
Appendix Retiring on Purpose: A conversation about making this the most meaningful stage of life yetp. 189
Notesp. 195
About the Authorp. 201
Indexp. 203