If you want to get the best out of your retirement, it is essential to undertake both practical and financial planning. Making provision in both areas, whether you are a pre-retiree, in the process of retiring, or a post-retiree is invaluable.
Talking About Retirement consists of interviews conducted by the author, Lin Ashurst, with people at different stages in their lives. These interviews are coupled with the author's expertise on the financial side - as former female financial advisor of the year she gives advice on pensions, investing and financial planning in order to provide a blueprint for a successful, fulfilling retirement. Each chapter clearly states the areas it covers and gives detailed advice and relevant quotes from interviewees about their hopes, expectations or experiences.
With an interesting and wide-ranging questionnaire at the beginning and a list of helpful websites at the end, Talking About Retirement is a comprehensive and detailed study of a careful and planned approach to the retirement process.
Because of Lin's advice, I'm pretty sure that at the age of 80 I'll have sufficient income to be able to fly to the Seychelles, buy a Harley Davidson, learn the tenor sax and open a dive shop. And I'll still have enough left for the occasional tequila. Read this book, and join me there in a few years time.