I must admit that as a thirty-something person, I haven’t read a lot of retirement books. I’ve read my share of news and magazine articles on the subject, and I’ve read books on investing, but not on retirement.
I recently read “Retire Happy: What You Can Do NOW to Guarantee a Great Retirement” by Richard Stim and Ralph Warner. This was a much different book than I expected. I was expecting a ho-hum book outlining how to save for retirement and maximize my investments.
Instead Retire Happy takes a very practical, holistic approach to preparing for retirement.
The book talks about the importance of staying healthy both mentally and physically. It gives a lot of ideas on how to strengthen your family ties and interpersonal relations. The book also outlines the importance of developing lifelong interests and activities and eliminating your debts.
Retire Happy was a quick enjoyable read, although a bit simplistic at times. The book definitely makes for a good starting point for those wanting to plan ahead for their golden years.
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