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Skinning the Cat: A Baby Boomer's Guide to the New Retiree Lifestyles is a guide to retirement for those considering it. The book describes boomer's novel approaches to retirement, a time of life they think of as active and fulfilling.
Why you should read the book?
Boomers will retire in a much more active manner than earlier generations. One study showed only 17% opting for the traditional retirement. For the rest, retirement may mean trading one job for another, starting a new business, travel, additional schooling or volunteerism. Then there are the interesting combinations of same--how about volunteering while you travel, as in assisting with medical missions abroad? How about studying abroad? The combinations can be both creative and liberating.
My book offers a snapshot of how real people "retired." A chapter each is devoted to the retirement options above. The second half of the book offers guidance on methods to sort out the options--retirement workshops, support groups and coaches.
Since older people will continue to make up a large part of the workforce, with skills still in demand, they will be able to "write their own ticket." Some may opt for flexible schedules and "rehirement." Others may work part-time or part of each year.
There are lots of way to skin the cat.