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Book Review – What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement

Updated on January 16, 2011

Are you looking for a book that can help you get prepared for retirement? If you’ve heard of the title What Color is Your Parachute? before, chances are that you associate it with career preparation and success. However, there’s a different version of the title that is designed specifically to help readers start taking steps today that will enable them to make the most of their retirement years.

If you’re ready to start thinking abut what lies ahead and you’re willing to commit to beginning to prepare, What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement is a must-read resource for you.

Written by retirement an life-stage planning expert John E. Nelson and Richard N. Bolles, author of the original What Color is Your Parachute? book, this publication provide step by step tips for getting every aspect of your life in order so that you can enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling retirement.

About What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement

What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement definitely provides useful information on the financial implications of retirement and provides tips for saving, investing and generating income as mean of preparing for retirement. However, it also goes beyond the dollars and cents variables related to retirement and delves into the other factors that need to be taken into consideration when getting positioned to transition into retirement like physical and psychological well being and personal happiness.

Topics that you’ll have an opportunity to learn about when you read this book include:

  • Achieving your ideal life—identify what this means for you and how to accomplish it
  • Determining the elements that make up an ideal retirement
  • Health and medicine factors to consider
  • Making sense of retirement communities
  • Psychological factors impacting happiness
  • Suggestions for finding a fiduciary advisor
  • Tips for customizing your transition to retirement
  • Understanding a family approach to the economics of retirement
  • Ways to automate saving, investing and the process of generating income
  • Additional information relevant to preparing for retirement

Prepare for the Future with What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement

What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement is written for a consumer audience, so you won’t need a degree in finance, medicine or psychology to decipher the message. Instead, you’ll be able to apply the ideas and principles presented by the authors to begin taking practical steps to enjoy the kind of transition to retirement that is best suited for your unique life situation. USA Today described the book as “A useful, practical roadmap for anyone thinking about retirement, no matter how distant”. That’s exactly what it is.


Special Thanks to Ten Speed Press for providing me with an opportunity to review this great book.


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