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How to retire happy, wild, and free : retirement wisdom that you won't get from your financial advisor / Ernie J. Zelinski.

By: Zelinski, Ernie J. (Ernie John), 1949-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Edmonton, AB, Canada : Visions International Publishing ; 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780969419495; 096941949X.Subject(s): Retirement | Early retirement | LeisureDDC classification: 646.7/9 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Thank heaven for retirement! -- Retirement : a time to become much more than you have ever been -- So many worlds, so much to do! -- Take special care of yourself-- because no one else will! -- Learning is for life -- Your wealth is where your friends are -- Travel for fun, adventure, and more -- Relocate to where retirement living is best -- Happiness doesn't care how you get there.
Summary: "'How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free' offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy like to its fullest. The key to achieving an active and satisfying retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life -- interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support"--Page 4 of cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy life to its fullest. The key to achieving an active and satisfying retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support. World-class author and innovator Ernie J. Zelinski guides you to: Gain courage to take early retirement; in fact, the earlier the better. Put money in proper perspective so that you don't need a million dollars to retire. Generate purpose in your retirement life with meaningful creative pursuits. Follow your dreams instead of someone else's. Take charge of your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Better envision you retirement goals including where you want to live. Above all, make your retirement years the best time of your life. What sets this retirement book apart from all the others is its holistic approach to the fears, hopes, and dreams that people have about retirement. This international bestseller (over 110,000 copies sold in its first edition) goes way beyond the numbers that is often the main focus of retirement planning in most retirement books. There are many ingredients of a happy retirement and several retirement planning tools that help retirees plan for their retirement in new and more meaningful ways. One of the most powerful tools is The Get-a-Life Tree that you won't find in any other retirement books. In short, the retirement wisdom in this book will prove to be much more important than how much money you have saved. How to Retire Happy Wild, and Free helps readers create an active, satisfying, and happy retirement in a way such that they don't need a million dollars to retire."

Thank heaven for retirement! -- Retirement : a time to become much more than you have ever been -- So many worlds, so much to do! -- Take special care of yourself-- because no one else will! -- Learning is for life -- Your wealth is where your friends are -- Travel for fun, adventure, and more -- Relocate to where retirement living is best -- Happiness doesn't care how you get there.

"'How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free' offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy like to its fullest. The key to achieving an active and satisfying retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life -- interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support"--Page 4 of cover.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 1)
  • Chapter 1 Thank Heaven for Retirement! (p. 5)
  • Perhaps it's time to tell your boss, "I'm outta here!" (p. 5)
  • Retirement should put a perpetual smile on your face (p. 10)
  • To not plan for an active retirement is to set yourself up for a difficult one (p. 14)
  • You are never too young to retire (p. 18)
  • Retiring too late means you don't get another chance to do it right (p. 20)
  • You can have your retirement cake and eat it too (p. 23)
  • A major dilemma: life is short - and so is money (p. 27)
  • If deep down you know you are ready, "just do it!" (p. 34)
  • Chapter 2 Retirement: A Time to Become Much More than You Have Ever Been (p. 37)
  • Retirement can set you free (p. 37)
  • To have no aptitude for leisure is to have no aptitude for life (p. 39)
  • Create a new identity because your old one won't do (p. 45)
  • Being on purpose is easy if you have one (p. 50)
  • Finding and pursuing your true calling can make retirement the best time of your life (p. 57)
  • Work at something that is not so much a job, but a fun thing to do (p. 61)
  • Reclaiming your creative spirit will put joyful purpose into your retirement life (p. 65)
  • Not writing a book can be more difficult than writing one (p. 71)
  • Chapter 3 So Many Worlds, So Much to Do! (p. 75)
  • To be bored is to retire from life (p. 75)
  • Plant your Get-a-Life Tree and watch it grow and grow (p. 80)
  • You don't have to watch one minute of TV when you retire - and perhaps you shouldn't (p. 91)
  • An ounce of action is worth a ton of sitting around (p. 94)
  • Create new structures and routines with your leisure (p. 102)
  • Early to bed and early to rise makes a person dull, boring, and despised (p. 105)
  • Chapter 4 Take Special Care of Yourself - Because No One Else Will! (p. 109)
  • You too can exercise your right to a healthy and happy retirement (p. 109)
  • Obesity is getting too widespread - avoid it if you can (p. 114)
  • If you don't take care of your body, where do you intend to live? (p. 117)
  • The shortcut to being truly fit and trim is long-term rigorous action (p. 120)
  • An active walk in nature is the best medicine for many of your ailments (p. 123)
  • Your mind needs a good run too (p. 126)
  • Chapter 5 Learning Is for Life (p. 131)
  • Commit yourself to being a lifelong learner and your life will never be without purpose (p. 131)
  • Become a college drop-in and stay more engaged in life (p. 132)
  • Take a joy course for personal growth, self-development, and lifelong learning (p. 134)
  • Work on a university degree and experience a sense of belonging with younger people (p. 135)
  • It's more fun to be wired than not (p. 136)
  • Elderhostel will help you discover the world (p. 138)
  • Chapter 6 Your Wealth Is Where Your Friends Are (p. 141)
  • Above all, friends make life complete (p. 141)
  • Two or three real friends are worth more than a hundred superficial ones (p. 145)
  • You can't wait at home to be discovered (p. 150)
  • Keep active and enjoy yourself while looking for love (p. 155)
  • You grow most when you are alone (p. 160)
  • Chapter 7 Travel for Fun, Adventure, and More (p. 165)
  • Take yourself out of your element and inspire yourself with new insights (p. 165)
  • Spend all the money that you can on travel if travel really turns you on (p. 166)
  • Tips on how to enhance your next journey (p. 167)
  • Use the Internet to make your travel adventures affordable and enjoyable (p. 169)
  • Travel with a difference (p. 170)
  • Implement something unique into your next trek (p. 172)
  • Become an ecotourist (p. 174)
  • You don't have to be rich to spend a month or two in a warmer climate (p. 175)
  • Enjoy yourself in a myriad of ways at a recreational vehicle retirement resort (p. 176)
  • Why travel alone when you don't have to? (p. 177)
  • Swap your house for a neat pad in some faraway paradise (p. 177)
  • Try a working vacation for a more satisfying traveling experience (p. 179)
  • Journey close to home and do the things that an out-of-town tourist might do (p. 182)
  • Chapter 8 Relocate to Where Retirement Living Is Best (p. 183)
  • Live somewhere else and do what you have always wanted to do (p. 183)
  • Consider moving to a college town (p. 187)
  • The secret to a really wonderful retired lifestyle (p. 189)
  • Chapter 9 Happiness Doesn't Care How You Get There (p. 191)
  • Retirement is not a time to sleep, but a time to awaken to the beauty of the world around you (p. 191)
  • Celebrate your eccentricity and you will be set free (p. 196)
  • If money can buy happiness, then why aren't you selling some of yours? (p. 200)
  • You will overlook the silver lining if you are always expecting gold (p. 205)
  • Be happy while you are alive because you are a long time dead (p. 208)
  • It's better to live rich than to die rich (p. 212)
  • Helping others can make life more worthwhile and you happier than you have ever been (p. 216)
  • Forget how old you are - this becomes more important the older you get (p. 219)
  • Don't leave this world with songs unsung that you would like to sing (p. 222)