Have a loved one who is close to retirement? Looking for the perfect gift?
Help them discover the many pleasures of retirement and alleviate any anxiety with a new book, End of the Retirement Age, written by retirement expert David Kennedy.
An author, consultant, and owner of Sydney-based retirement planning firm Hillross Pacific Advisory, Mr Kennedy says there is nothing to fear in retirement, which presents people with new opportunities as one of life's many transitions.
'Society focuses disproportionately on planning for the financial aspects of retirement, and while this is extremely important, it's just as critical to plan for the non-financial elements of retirement," Mr Kennedy said.
'Money is a means to an end, but it is not an end in itself. Thinking through your purpose, reflecting on the activities from which you will derive meaning, giving consideration to how you will spend your time, and the type of goals you will pursue, will go a long way towards ensuring you thrive as you grow older."
Designed to empower soon-to-be and existing retirees to take control of their futures – financially, physically, socially, and mentally – End of the Retirement Age shares the inspirational stories of retirees and experts to show the colourful ways Australians are redefining ageing.
Hear real-life stories from Australians in their 50s, 60s and 70s who – far from sitting at home in an armchair – are redefining what it means to be retired. From fundraising to skydiving to worldwide travel, their stories provide inspiration and motivation to help people plan their own unique futures.
'Older Australians can enhance their own lives – and the lives of others – by re-thinking their approach to retirement, and embarking on a more meaningful combination of work and play in their 50s, 60s and 70s," Mr Kennedy said.
Mr Kennedy highlights the many benefits to individuals and society where more older Australians ease into retirement by cutting back their hours, while making room in their lives for other meaningful activities.
'Change works best when it occurs over time, gradually giving people a chance to adjust to their new reality - retirement is no different. Taking a phased approach allows older Australians to tackle this major life transition at their own pace."
End of the Retirement Age offers practical, actionable advice in relation to finance, health, happiness, and the workplace. For anyone determined to ensure their sunset years are financially secure AND fulfilling, this book is an absolute must-read.
End of the Retirement Age
Author: David Kennedy