A Straightforward Guide to Getting the Best out of Your Retirement is a companion volume to Straightforward's Planning for Retirement. This book concentrates specifically on housing, health and leisure opportunities following retirement. It is very important to ensure that, once retired, the correct housing - whether a house or higher care accommodation - is available. It is equally important to ensure that health care is catered for and the costs are recognised. Leisure opportunities are also covered along with travel and the benefits open to retired people.
Approaching retirement age shouldn't be about choosing your favorite armchair; it's about fulfilling your desires to do everything you always wanted, but never had the time to do. Want to know how to make the most of later life? Do you dream of travelling the world? Aspire to learn new skills? Age shouldn't be a barrier. With our life expectancy increasing along with our demands for fuller and more active lives the opportunities as you approach retirement age grow greater and more exciting. But how do you choose what you want to do? Planning for Retirement helps you sort out your options, offering all the information and advice that you need. Packed with questionnaires, tips and anecdotes from those who have grown older both gracefully and disgracefully, this easy-to-use book contains sections on: *Deciding what you want to achieve *Work, training, educational and travelling opportunities *Keeping healthy with regular medical check-ups, diet advice and exercise tips *Maintaining a healthy and retentive memory through exercises, relaxation and meditation *Assessing finances *Coping with family pressures
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Retirementology: Rethinking the American Dream in a New Economy (9780132613859) by Gregory Salsbury, Ph.D.. Available in print and digital formats. Discover the top ten top-of-mind takeaways for effective retirement planning. When you’re thinking long-term smart, you’re addressing the four challenges that must be considered for you to enjoy a comfortable retirement. They are Longevity, Inflation, Volatility, and your own Expectations about retirement. Let’s start with longevity. Today, there’s a 72% chance that one member of a 65-year-old couple will reach age 85.