"Babs asks all the right questions. With creative storytelling she delivers the experience of real people, telling real stories about retirement. A must read for anyone planning retirement." Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, director, MIT AgeLab
"Choose Joy: Three Keys to Investing Your Time in Retirement is an engaging and inspiring read. Babs Plunkett taps into the energy and wisdom of ordinary people who are living with energy and intention during the traditional retirement years. She elicits their fascinating stories by asking three deceptively simple questions: What are you doing Monday morning? How do you want to stay in motion? Who you gonna call? Their answers will help guide you toward figuring out what it is you want to do next. Enjoy!" Chris Farrell, author of Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life.
"Through stories and commentary, this lovely book offers hope and inspiration and should be a must-read for pre-retirees, retirees who feel 'something is missing' and the professionals who work with them." Dorian Mintzer, MSW., PhD, BCC, certified retirement coach, author and speaker. Co-author of The Couples Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must- Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together.
"With Choose Joy, Babs Plunket strikes a perfect balance between heartwarming stories and practical applications for life after work. Her engaging style highlights positive role models we can all learn and grow from, especially when it comes to using our time wisely in retirement. Two thumbs up!" Robert Laura, retirement activist and founder of the Retirement Coaches Association
"I absolutely flew through this book. It is a loving and well-crafted piece of work. As a writer, I appreciated its flow and efficiency. As a planner, I appreciated the summaries and direction to take action and how to do so. Also as a planner, I could see ordering this book by the case and handing it out to anyone nearing, entering or already in retirement." John Rusciano, wealth management advisor, Grandview Square Financial - Northwestern Mutual
Babs Plunkett weaves together wonderful, concise stories about ordinary people making smart choices in retirement. This is not your parents' retirement...Choose Joy will be required reading for friends and clients who want to own this next phase in their lives." Mike Enright, CFP, managing director - financial advisor, RBC Wealth Management
"If, like me, you're not sure how you're going to spend your time in retirement, read the stories in this book! The people in CHOOSE JOY will inspire you to create and enjoy your best life, have fun, and find just your kind of fulfillment in the golden years. Cheers to Babs for telling these stories and for the inspiration they provided to get me moving." Kathy Schaaf, Schaaf Strategic Consulting, coaching client