Smooth Sailing into Retirement

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Smooth Sailing into Retirement:
How to Navigate the Transition from Work to Leisure

by Dave Hughes

Smooth Sailing into Retirement will guide you from your last few months of work through your first year of retirement. It identifies the many ways your life will change and prepares you for the emotions you may experience along the way. At each step, you will receive strategies for dealing with these changes.

This book will show you how to design your new day-to-day life in a way that will reflect your passions and interests. You will be inspired to create a new identity for yourself that embodies the way you plan to live in retirement and frees you from the limitations of your former job title. You will also identify and eliminate old habits and activities that may no longer serve you well in retirement.

If you are partnered, this book examines the ways your relationship with your spouse will change, whether you are both retired or one of you continues to work. If you are single, this book addresses the challenges that are specific to retiring as a single person.

Smooth Sailing into Retirement is an essential companion for your transition from work to leisure.

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Review Comments from Readers

“I’ve been reading Dave’s retirement advice for several years now and find it invaluable. My husband and I have applied a lot of what we’ve learned from reading Dave’s advice, while one of us has become retired with the other (me!) remaining ‘semi-retired’ with a new job that suits our plans for this phase of our lives. Get this book! It helps you navigate the very different realities of moving into the retirement period of your life, whether you’re there yet or not.”

“This easy-to-read paperback publication focuses on the emotional not financial aspects of preparing for that first year of retirement, including self-reinvention and designing your new day-to-day life to reflect your new passions and interests, elimination of old habits and activities that may no longer serve your needs in retirement, strategies for goal-setting, time management, and fulfilling your ‘bucket lists,’ fostering good communications with your spouse/partner/family members or handling retirement as a single person, and so much more.”

“Lists of actionable ideas. Non-financial advice; there are plenty of other books for that. I’ve read several retirement books and would say that this is the most useful.”

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