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The Retirement Docs' Proven Prescription for Living a Happy, Fulfilling Rest of Your Life

Over the years, Dr. Fritz Fraunfelder and Dr. Jim Gilbaugh have seen thousands of their patients respond differently to the challenges of retirement: some rose to new heights; others hit new lows. The doctors began to wonder, How do some people maintain their vitality, interests, and zest for life in retirement while others became distant, even depressed? ...

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The Retirement Docs' Proven Prescription for Living a Happy, Fulfilling Rest of Your Life

Over the years, Dr. Fritz Fraunfelder and Dr. Jim Gilbaugh have seen thousands of their patients respond differently to the challenges of retirement: some rose to new heights; others hit new lows. The doctors began to wonder, How do some people maintain their vitality, interests, and zest for life in retirement while others became distant, even depressed? Is there a magic formula for retiring well?

To find the answer, they designed a comprehensive study involving more than one thousand patients. The results were surprising but clear. Financial planning is not as important to a fulfilling retirement as many may think—the psychological experience is just as crucial. The happiest retirees shared eight key traits; all of them were able to:

• plan ahead
• maintain a positive attitude
• accept change
• lean on their support network
• have a sense of purpose
• keep a healthy lifestyle
• engage in leisure activities
• enjoy some expression of spirituality

Retirement Rx evaluates the reader and provides guidelines for how to develop each key characteristic. The good news? These essential skills can be strengthened, even acquired from scratch, whether the reader is just starting to plan for retirement, is in the early years, or is a seasoned retiree. The first scientificallybacked bulletproof prescription, this book is the most concrete guide to a happy retirement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583333112
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Fritz Fraunfelder is a physician specializing in ophthalmology. He lectures across the country and internationally.

Dr. Jim Gilbaugh is a urologist, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the author of Men's Private Parts. He has appeared on CBS This Morning, and on CNBC and ABC News.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Hurry Up, Your Life Is Waiting     1
Putting the Rest of Your Life in Perspective
A New Kind of Retirement     7
The Retirement Docs' Quiz     23
A Highly Successful Retirement and How to Make It Your Own
Trait One: Sowing Seeds-The Planner's Advantage     33
Trait Two: Accentuate the Positive-It's All About Attitude     49
Trait Three: Go with the Flow-Accept Change     67
Trait Four: A Little Help from Your Friends (and Family)-The Strong Support Group     77
Trait Five: Kick Back-Enjoy Leisure Time     101
Trait Six: Here's to Your Health     113
Trait Seven: Passion and Purpose     137
Trait Eight: Let the Spirit Move You-Spirituality and Religion     149
The Exit Consultation
Into the Future     163
Conclusion     167
Sources     169
Retirement Resources     181
Statistics     185
Index     187
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    Posted May 27, 2008

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    I'm 'only' 45, not yet ready to retire, but certainly old enough to wonder why my father is floundering in his retirement. This book has all the answers. It is now so clear that my organized, overachieving dad did not adequately plan for his retirement. He turned 65 and retirement was just what happened next. He wasn't ready financially, emotionally or health-wise. If he'd had this book he'd have done so many things so very differently. I gave him this book and now he's thanking me for the gift. Its wisdom will add years of happiness and understanding to his life. And for me, with this book, I have a blueprint to build my own custom retirement. Retirement will not sneak up on me.

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