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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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 (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.