My Book

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Keys to a Successful Retirement:  Staying Happy, Active and Productive in Your Retired Years


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What’s The Story Behind The Book?

Writing the book has given me the opportunity to look back over the past 5 years of my life, from the point when I still had three years of work left through the first two years of my retirement.  They’ve been some of the most interesting years of my life.

The Transition To Retirement.

It’s a fascinating time in life, and it’s the focus of this book.

Some folks do well with the transition, and some folks don’t.  I’ve studied the difference between those two camps, and I’ve been writing on the topic for five years on this blog.  Keys to a Successful Retirement highlights 24 keys that increase your chances of having a successful retirement.  It’s been a pleasure to summarize all of my learnings over the past five years into a concise, easy to read book which summarizes the keys to a successful retirement.  These are the keys that work, based on my personal experience and research I’ve conducted on the subject.  

Like my blog, the book focuses on both the “Hard” (financial) and “Soft” (lifestyle) issues related to retirement.  However, I found the process of writing a book significantly different than writing my blog posts.  Writing the book allowed me to be more expansive, to more thoroughly examine relevant topics, and to organize my thoughts into a broader perspective than is possible in a 1,500-word post.

The book isn’t long, and that’s by design.

It’s meant to be read and applied, quickly and easily, by folks who are +/- 5 years of their retirement date.  It’s a lot of the stuff that matters, and not much of the stuff that doesn’t.  After going through four organized rounds of edits with various editors at the publishing house, you’ll find it’s a “tight” read.  



What People Are Saying About The Book



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Below are links to book reviews and interviews I’ve given related to the book, presented in chronological order based on the date they were published:

Blogger Reviews

Podcast Interviews


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Articles I’ve Written About The Book


Want Me To Speak To Your Group About Retirement?

I am available for speaking engagements or interviews about the topic of how to live a successful retirement.  Please email me at fritz@theretirementmanifesto.com to discuss your opportunity.