There are a ton of books on retirement out there; it’s easy to disappear down the rabbit hole of research. Here are a few books I’ve found helpful recently. I recommend each one for further reading as you explore ways to create your best life in the coming years.
Downsizing The Family Home, Marni Jameson
Marni tells her own story of sorting through her parents’ home and possessions in preparation for selling their property. A nationally syndicated columnist, she writes with compassion and humor, and shares advice from experts in the field.
Find it on Amazon: Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go
How to Live a Good Life, Jonathan Fields
If you’re in need of an action plan and the motivation to support it, read this book. A former lawyer and avowed introvert, Jonathan is a well-known proponent of living a more meaningful and vital life at any age.
Find it on Amazon: How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom
The Smart Woman’s Guide to Planning for Retirement, Mary Hunt
This author delves into many aspects of retirement planning with practical advice on managing your money. She’s the founder of Debt-Proof Living, and a popular speaker on personal finance.
Find it on Amazon: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Planning for Retirement: How to Save for Your Future Today
Unretirement, How Baby Boomers Are Changing The Way We Think About Work, Community & The Good Life, Chris Farrell
Chris is a contributing editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and a widely followed personal finance columnist. In this book, he proposes a new definition of retirement, reviewing the many ways Boomers are extending their working lives through new careers, business startups, and volunteer activities. Recently, Chris spoke at a fundraiser in Sarasota, where he suggested the outlook shared by many is unnecessarily pessimistic. Instead, he predicts that many boomers will return to work after taking a short sabbatical upon retirement.
Find it on Amazon: Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life
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