Life After Full-time Work Blog

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

#89 Explore Happiness And The Psychology Of Life Two

Introducing the stages in Route 1 of Freedom, Time, Happiness

#64 Ever Thought About A Retirement Dry Run?

Here’s the story of a couple who actually did a “dry run” to test how their retirement might work. In this post we’ll explore the why and the how with them.

#63 Move Beyond The Workplace, Explore Life’s Journey

You’re not the first to embark on this stage of the journey. Learn from the experience of others.

#59 Transitioning Away From Full-Time Work

When we retire, we know what we’re leaving. But we don’t often know what we’re going to. In this post we’ll see why it’s unhealthy to contemplate a blank future, and why it’s important to recognize that we’ll probably transition gradually, not jump instantly, into a new lifestyle.

#57 Reinventing Yourself In A New Land

Mostly we don’t think about life after work until it gets really near. Then there’s little time to adjust, and we might find the transition scary. But you can learn from the ideas I’ve grabbed here from others — and you may actually have done something similar before.

#56 Interviews About Retirement

Two sets of interviews as a gentle introduction to thinking about retirement.

#55 Raise A Glass To The Peak Time Of Life

Here’s why graduating from full-time work should be viewed as a very desirable change.

#34: How Healthy Is Your Romantic Venn Diagram?

We’re all different; we’re all individuals. Even in marriage, becoming one team, we still retain our own personalities. This post focuses on times when it’s important to recognize those differences.

#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.

#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.