'Having a Great Retirement' is a book for yourself or a splendid present for friends, work mates and family members likely to retire soon or are already retired. The book is both is practical and creative. It is about considering the options and planning a truly memorable retirement for both yourself and, where appropriate, your spouse. The book considers what retirement years can be compared with the traditional past. A retirement that achieves your frustrated ambitions, makes best use of your knowledge and skills and develops relevant new ones, uses time well, re-engineers family relationships strained by separatism during stressful working lives, and does not over strain your financial resources. The book includes a unique self analysis and retirement planning guide to help you systematically and creatively carve out great retirements for you and your spouse. The author Dick Handscombe now 76 retired 25 years ago following two cancer operations and has enjoyed in an enviable way by selecting sensible activities and living well gastronomically and healthily by living a Mediterranean diet and growing most of his food ecologically to avoid chemo and radio therapy. This is his seventeenth book. Previous books were management and gardening oriented. Before retirement he had an interesting international business and academic live working in over thirty countries in the process and another ten in retirement. En route he has observed the benefits and risks of attitudes to retirement in different societies. Hopefully you find this book written from the heart of personal benefit.
As the baby boomers approach retirement, many are searching for ideas that will assist them in preparing for the rest of their lives. Should they wait until retirement is upon them, or should they begin preparing today? Remembering that you may live well into your 80's and 90's, you want to be prepared to follow a course that you yourself chart. It seems the only sensible thing to do. If you are a working adult, there are aspects of your retirement that you should be planning for now. How will you be able to pay for your needs and wants during the final 1/3 of your life? It would also be prudent to nurture a healthy body and mind. Being knowledgeable about healthy eating habits and practicing them is certainly a good place to start. Are you making exercise and fitness a lifelong priority? The earlier that you begin to eat well and exercise, the greater will be the expectation of a longer and more fulfilling retirement. Your pre-retirement years are usually goal-oriented. Your career requires you to meet goals that are set for you or by you. You also take on a variety of challenges. It is by meeting or excelling in your goals and challenges that you are motivated to move forward. You flourish when you feel a sense of achievement. In retirement, you will also have the need for personal goals and challenges. Having the freedom to choose them, along with the element of flexibility to achieve them, will be especially rewarding. Your transition into retirement will impact you socially and emotionally as well. You will have many choices to make. Some of those choices will be for a time when you are active and healthy. Others will ensure that your final days are dealt with in a manner of your choosing.
If you are planning on retiring there are pit falls that you need to plan for. The myths about retirement need to be dispelled. You need to try to predetermine your temperament for retirement, structure your time and develop strategies for handling the financial realities. This book will help you make the right decisions for what could be the most joyful time in your life.
Rocket Phonics reading books are fully decodable phonics books allowing children to practise their phonic skills in context, developing emerging reading skills. Tam loves visiting her nan and having afternoon tea with her. As they pour the teapot, eat cakes and chat, Tam notices that Nan has dozed off - don't spill your tea, Nan! Reading age: 4-5 years
This portrays retirement as an exceptional opportunity for individuals to create new lifestyles for themselves. The authors encourage professionals in various fields to assist pre-retirees as well as retirees in planning for a stimulating retirement future.