Life After Full-time Work Blog

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

#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.

#11: Is Retirement Complicated? Or Is It Scary?

Most people are scared to think about a phase of life that could represent a big change. It’s possible to confront and overcome that fear. Here’s how.

#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?

#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.