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Retirement Book Review: How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

Updated on February 13, 2019
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Deborah is the author of of Baby-Boomer-Retirement. com and often writes about retirement and topics of interest to Baby Boomers.

Retirement Can Be A Time of Creativity

How do you want to spend the last few decades of your life?  Do you want to spend it in a rocking chair, or would you rather use the time to do the things you always wanted to do with your life?
How do you want to spend the last few decades of your life? Do you want to spend it in a rocking chair, or would you rather use the time to do the things you always wanted to do with your life? | Source

What Does Retirement Mean to You?

I have lived in an age-restricted retirement community for a decade and during that time I have noticed that most retired people fall into two groups ... those who are so busy and active, you would hardly guess they are retired; or those who sit at home, watch television and live a lonely, isolated life. I certainly know which group I want to fall into!

I have also noticed that the group you fall into has nothing to do with how much money you saved before you retired. People who are living in tiny one-bedroom apartments sometimes enjoy a more fulfilling retirement than those who are living in large empty houses. Of course, the reverse can be true, too. It is all a matter of attitude rather than money.

This is why so many people have been drawn to read "How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free." (Available for sale below) This book is so inspiring that it quickly became the most popular retirement book available on soon after it was released. Many people instinctively know that having a big IRA or 401K is not enough. They also have to have a plan to actually enjoy their retirement years.

Think about the fact that although you may have worked 30 to 40 years before you retire, it is also possible you could live another 30 to 40 years after you retire. That is a lot of time to fill when you don't have a job or other obligations. What are you going to do with that time? Sit at home and watch television? Take naps?

Rather than living a dull, boring life, you could live a rich and exciting life full of purpose, meaning, travel and intellectual stimulation. Doesn't that sound a lot more appealing?

There are people in my community who belong to the theater group, the synchronized swimming group, the hunting and fishing club, a variety of charitable and religious organizations, the horseback riding club, and a wide variety of sports teams. They travel all over the world and some have served in the Peace Corp and other worthwhile organizations.

"How To Retire Happy, Wild, and Free" is a wonderful guide to help you truly enjoy the remaining decades of your life. In it you will find chapters with titles such as "Reclaiming your creative spirit will put joyful purpose into your retirement life," "Celebrate your eccentricity and you will be set free," and "Retirement is not a time to sleep, but a time to awaken to the beauty of the world around you."

Doesn't this sound like the kind of retirement you would love to have? Read this book and find out how to have the best retirement you can imagine!

I felt inspired from the moment I began reading it.

One of the Most Inspiring Retirement Books I Have Read

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor

This is a fun and thought-provoking book which will help you look beyond the money you need in order to retire. Instead, you will find yourself thinking about how you want to spend your time during the last 20 to 30 years of your life. I found this book to be life-changing.


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© 2014 Deborah Carr

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    • DeborahDian profile imageAUTHOR

      Deborah Carr 

      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      It is not enough, for most people, to simple stop working. You want to really get the most out of those last few decades of your life, too. This book will help you do that!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I wouldn't mind a little wild and free come retirement time :)

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      Merry Citarella 

      5 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Sounds like a great book. Enjoyed your review. Attitude certainly does make the difference!


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