Life After Full-time Work Blog

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

#9: “I’m Rich!”

I’ve come across lots of rules about how much money you’ll need for a happy, comfortable retirement. And all sorts of numbers, and all sorts of ways to calculate them. When I saw what colleagues of mine came up with, about what it really means to be rich, I loved the simplicity of their concept.

#8: Dreaming About Life After Full-Time Work

Mostly we don’t think about life after work until it gets really near. So I asked some people to think it about now, while they’re still working. Can you learn from the dreams and hopes and fears of others?

# 7: Taxes

How to think about the taxes you pay, and why there are no universal principles that you can follow.

#6: Thoughts About Investing

All that’s necessary is to understand a couple of very basic things: why people invest, and what sort of general goals they have for their investments.

#5: What Does Life Expectancy Mean?

Why do so many people misunderstand life expectancy? Is it the arithmetic or the concept? Let’s take a look. (Spoiler alert: the arithmetic is simple.)

#4: Life’s Abundance is Not Just About Money

Of course money is important. But life is about so much more.

#3: There’s a Connection Between Happiness and Age

Our happiness varies through life. You may not know that typically the way happiness varies with age is predictable.

#2: You Don’t Need to Become an Expert

Really! Here’s why you don’t ever need to be an expert on any aspect of this.

#1: Why Bother?

You may wonder why you should bother with retirement-related stuff at all. Here’s why.