Too Young to Retire: An Off-The Road Map to the Rest of Your Life

Marika Stone, Author, Howard Stone, Author Plume Books $13 (176p) ISBN 978-0-452-28557-6
As a couple approaching retirement age, the authors came to the realization that""retirement was a great place to visit, but who in their right mind would want to live there?"" And so they skipped the Sunbelt retirement and set out to start a new chapter in their lives, which involved the creation of a website ( and the writing of this book to encourage others to stay in the workforce after 65. Written in a friendly, understanding tone, this volume is both inspirational and realistic. It addresses practical issues like money and provides an extensive list of resources for getting started and formulating ideas. Each chapter also includes a""try this"" section, which provides simple and doable ideas for making small life changes on the way to achieving goals. And, indeed, the book does include 101 specific ideas for vocations and avocations to pursue--cake decorator, computer tutor, ghostwriter, nanny, park ranger, wedding planner and many more. The authors also explain what is perhaps the ultimate incentive for staying engaged and active: it's good for health and longevity. And they offer a host of tips for staying as healthy as possible so would-be-retirees can fully enjoy this fantastic stage of life.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2004
Release date: 05/01/2004
Open Ebook - 176 pages - 978-1-4406-2680-7
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