25 Apr Book Review – The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life and Living Your Dreams
The conventional wisdom about retirement is this: spend 30 to 40 years of your life working and saving, stop work at 60 or 65 and then spend the next 30 years or so living off your savings.
So it’s no surprise that when Mitch Anthony first presented the concept of a new way of thinking about retirement in 2000, many critics didn’t buy into it. Originally written to get the attention of baby boomers who were approaching 55, Mitch showed people why they needed to have a new attitude to retirement. He called this attitude, ‘the new retirementality.’
More than a decade later, most of us are facing a very different retirement reality from previous generations – failing pensions, an endangered social security system and inadequate savings. We have been forced to face the reality of a retirement that may never happen or one that will take place much later in life than ever expected.
While most books focus on a ‘number,’ this reliable resource shows you that attitude is also an essential part of the equation – if you want to succeed – is that you need both means and meaning.
Filled with engaging anecdotes, this book will motivate you to rethink the meaning of retirement.