Life After Full-time Work Blog

Learn about preparing for life after full-time work through posts from Don's upcoming book.

#33 Decumulate: Four Ways To Generate Sustainable Income

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So here we are, we’ve saved and invested, and we’re ready to stop working and convert our assets from a lump sum into a flow of retirement income that can be sustained for the rest of our life. How can we do that?

#32: Three Things That Could Derail Your Plan

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There are things that we should be aware of, that could upset our post-work lives from evolving as we hope. Here’s what we can consider, in case one of them appears in our path.

#31: What If You Don’t Have A Financial Professional To Help You?

Not everybody has, or finds, a financial professional to help them. This post looks at the kinds of attitudes and issues people typically have in connection with pensions, through the eyes of a rare national advisory agency.

#30: Good Advisors Will Speak Our Language

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Financial professionals often tell us that they want to speak our language, then retreat into jargon. I’ve learnt about the difference.

#29: Looking Forward To The Next Few Months

You’re probably still easing into the year, so this week I won’t post anything that’s meant to teach. Instead, permit me to look forward to the next few months.

#28: What Does Spending Money Do For You?

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In the same way that we observed that there’s more to life than money (see Post #4), so too there’s more to spending money than obtaining something that’s useful to us. Here are some emotional benefits.

#27: Thank You, Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

Best wishes for 2018

#26: New Year’s Resolutions Related To Life After Full-Time Work

Some areas to consider in the context of new year’s resolutions, plus an anecdote of an unexpected benefit

#25: Look How Far We’ve Come

Here’s a convenient summary of what the first 24 posts have covered. I’m sure that not everything was of personal relevance to you, so this post is a way to see where the stuff you are interested in fits into the big picture.

#24: Talking To Your Adult Children Or Other Close Family Members About This Phase Of Life

Parents are often uncomfortable to talk to their adult children about personal matters. This post identifies some of the benefits of that kind of conversation.