Life After Full-time Work Blog

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

#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.

#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.

#19: Behind The Scenes At The World Pension Summit

Here’s a personal view from a global conference on pensions

#16: Percent And Decimals

If you’re one of the many who don’t understand the meaning of “percent” or what decimals are, don’t be embarrassed, just read on …

#13: Teachable Moments And Wake-Up Calls

Life is so busy, there never seems to be enough time or even a good time to think about this stuff. And then suddenly something happens and triggers a connection. Let’s examine teachable moments — and their scarier companions, wake-up calls.

#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.

# 7: Taxes

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

#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.