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The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life and Living Your Dreams...at Any Age You Want, 4th Edition

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Stop making a living and start making a life with The New Retirementality

When Mitch Anthony first presented the concept of a new way of thinking about retirement in 2000, it was novel and many critics didn't buy into it. Originally written to get the attention of baby boomers who were approaching 55, Mitch started a revolution by showing people why they needed to have a new attitude about retirement–a "new retirementality." More than a decade later, most of us are facing a very different retirement reality than 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.

Circumstances are redefining what it means to retire, and The New Retirementality, Fourth Edition is your roadmap. 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 you need both means and meaning.

  • Includes new research and studies on the latest retirement realities, as well as introduce readers to Mitch's newest concept, investing toward a greater Return on Life™

  • Discusses what it means to retire on purpose, the expanding role of work in retirement, and how to self-direct your future by becoming your own benefits director

  • Written by top financial planner Mitch Anthony

Filled with engaging anecdotes and inspirational suggestions, this book will motivate you to rethink the meaning of retirement and put you in a better position to enjoy the new retirementality you deserve.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Chapter 1: A Short History of Retirement
    1. Crossing the Bridge
  9. Chapter 2: Removing Artificial Finish Lines
    1. Motivated by Autonomy
    2. Illusions, Delusions, and Hype
  10. Chapter 3: The New IRA—Individual Retirement Attitude
    1. Assume You Will Work Longer
    2. Assume You Will Live Longer
    3. Assume That There Will Be Improvisational Challenges
  11. Chapter 4: Money Is Only Part of the Equation
    1. Where from Here?
  12. Chapter 5: Retirement Whiplash: Be Careful of What You Wish For
    1. Unexpected Segues
    2. Sudden Retirement Syndrome
    3. Freakonomics
    4. For Better or Worse but Not for Lunch
    5. The 19th Hole
    6. Disability
    7. Bore-dumb
    8. The Oops Factor; Rearview Mirror
  13. Chapter 6: The Retirement that Works
    1. Reinventing Retirement—New Pathways
    2. Retirement Planning that Works
  14. Chapter 7: The Real Meaning of Work
    1. Brain at Work
    2. Invest in Who You Are
    3. Working Benefits
    4. Collecting a Playcheck
  15. Chapter 8: Extending Your Stay by Staying on the Edge
    1. Staying in Your Zone
    2. Yes Sir, Kiddo
    3. Ageism on the Radar
    4. The Teaching Bridge
    5. Advantages of Underemployment
    6. EntreMature
  16. Chapter 9: A New Mind-set: Retire on Purpose
    1. “I’m Done”
    2. “I Have To”
    3. “I’m Inspired”
    4. Meaningful Pursuits: A Midlife Crisis Gone Horribly Right
    5. Challenge Your Body, Mind, and Spirit
    6. Refuse to Be Defined by Age
    7. Enduring Attitudes
  17. Chapter 10: The New Meaning of Re-tired: Your Next 100,000 Miles
    1. New Spin on Re-tiring
  18. Chapter 11: Redefining Rich: Bridging the Gap between Means and Meaning
    1. The Seven Intangibles
    2. The Stewardship of Money
  19. Chapter 12: Moving from ROI to ROL (Return on Life)
    1. A New Measure of Success: ROL
    2. The Money/Life Puzzle
    3. The Core of Financial Planning—Life at the Center
    4. Issues for Our Middle Years and Beyond
  20. Chapter 13: The Waiting Game: Navigating Social (In)Security
    1. Risky Business
    2. Learn to LIVE in Retirement
  21. Chapter 14: Maslow Meets Retirement
    1. Our Hierarchy of Financial Needs
    2. Paying the Bills
  22. Chapter 15: Calculating Income for Life
    1. Paying for Survival
    2. The Good Old Days
    3. Safety Money
    4. How Much Risk?
    5. Freedom Money
    6. Money to Give
    7. Dream Money
    8. Paying for Your Life
  23. Chapter 16: Don’t Go It Alone
    1. I Don’t Always Know What I Don’t Know
    2. We Are Tempted to Follow the Crowd
    3. Individual Investors Underperform
    4. Managing Money Is Time Consuming and Stressful
    5. Finding a Wealth-Building Partner
    6. A Personal Safety Net
  24. Chapter 17: From Aging to S-aging
    1. A Sense of Mastery
    2. The Vitamin Cs of Successful Aging
    3. Pumping Iron at 80
    4. The Soul of Accelerated Aging
  25. Appendix
  26. About the Author
  27. Index