Designing Your Retirement

The Designing Your Retirement Manual

The Designing Your Retirement Manual presents a process that will enable you to maximize your probability of having a happy, healthy, and fulfilling retirement.

 PDF version: Designing Your Retirement Manual (v. 2/23/24, about 37 mB)

e-book version: Designing Your Retirement Manual.epub (v. 2/23/24, about 37 mB)

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PDF instructions:

After you download the PDF, export the downloaded file from your browser to your computer.  Then open it with a PDF reader and set the configuration to “Two pages,” as per the instructions on page 2. It is designed to be displayed and read two pages at a time on a computer. It can be read one page at a time but you will not be able to see the image and the associated text information concurrently. The font size will make it hard to read on most smart phones.

e-book instructions:

After you download the e-book version it will need to be unzipped (this may happen automatically.) It can be opened with an e-book reader, like Apple Books or Kindle, which also may happen automatically.

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We all want to have a happy, healthy, and fulfilling retirement.

However, the Second Law of Thermodynamics states that “order” will not spontaneously emerge from “chaos.” This is also applies to most people’s retirement; it is extraordinarily unlikely that a fulfilling retirement will spontaneously emerge from the chaos of life without some effort and planning.

I have written extensively about my retirement process and I have distilled my accumulated knowledge into a step-by-step instructional video, essay, and PDF that will help people design a happy, healthy, and fulfilling retirement.

Video: Designing Your Retirement. Movie of my 11/16/2023 Regis College Lifelong Learning Group lecture on Youtube

PDF: Designing Your Retirement Manual, see link above “PDF version

After you download the PDF, export it from your browser to your computer and  open it with a PDF reader.

Essay: Designing Your Retirement: A Data Driven Approach

Essay (long version): Designing Your Retirement: A Data Driven Approach

Link to all my retirement essays

It is never too late to begin Designing Your Retirement.

Hayward Zwerling

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