Smooth Sailing Into Retirement

Smooth Sailing Into Retirement

by Dave Hughes
Smooth Sailing Into Retirement

Smooth Sailing Into Retirement

by Dave Hughes



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Smooth Sailing into Retirement will guide you from your last few months of work through your first year of retirement. It identifies the many ways your life will change and prepares you for the emotions you may experience along the way. At each step, you will receive strategies for dealing with these changes.

This book will show you how to design your new day-to-day life in a way that will reflect your passions and interests. You will be inspired to create a new identity for yourself that embodies the way you plan to live in retirement and frees you from the limitations of your former job title. You will also identify and eliminate old habits and activities that may no longer serve you well in retirement.

If you are partnered, this book examines the ways your relationship with your spouse will change, whether you are both retired or one of you continues to work. If you are single, this book addresses the challenges that are specific to retiring as a single person.

Smooth Sailing into Retirement is an essential companion for your transition from work to leisure.

Review Comments from Readers:

"I've been reading Dave's retirement advice for several years now and find it invaluable. My husband and I have applied a lot of what we've learned from reading Dave's advice, while one of us has become retired with the other (me!) remaining 'semi-retired' with a new job that suits our plans for this phase of our lives. Get this book! It helps you navigate the very different realities of moving into the retirement period of your life, whether you're there yet or not."

"This easy-to-read paperback publication focuses on the emotional not financial aspects of preparing for that first year of retirement, including self-reinvention and designing your new day-to-day life to reflect your new passions and interests, elimination of old habits and activities that may no longer serve your needs in retirement, strategies for goal-setting, time management, and fulfilling your 'bucket lists,' fostering good communications with your spouse/partner/family members or handling retirement as a single person, and so much more."

"Lists of actionable ideas. Non-financial advice; there are plenty of other books for that. I've read several retirement books and would say that this is the most useful."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162943624
Publisher: Prickly Pair Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dave Hughes is a leading authority on retirement lifestyle planning. He writes about retirement lifestyle planning on his website,, and in his published books.

In 2016-2017, Dave was a regular contributor to U.S. News’ On Retirement blog. In 2017, received the Best Senior Living Award from as one of the top retirement blogs, by both reader polling and judge’s selection. Dave was named one of’s Top 50 Influencers in Aging for 2017.

Following a successful 34-year career as a software engineer, trainer and course developer, and manager, Dave accepted an early retirement package and retired at age 56.

During the final phase of his working career Dave started searching the Internet for information about what life in retirement is really like. He discovered that at least 95% of all the retirement-related information was focused on the financial aspects of retirement – how much money you’ll need, how you should shift your investment mix as you get older, how fast you can draw down your savings, and so on. Relatively little was being written about how to live a happy, fulfilling life during retirement, and of that, practically nothing was being written from an LGBT perspective.

Dave created to fill that void. Dave has extensively researched retirement lifestyle issues, as well as drawing upon his own experiences of transitioning into retirement and those of others.

Dave is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader. He was active in Toastmasters International for over eight years, and has earned Distinguished Toastmaster, that organization’s highest honor. Dave offers a fun and engaging workshop, also called Retire Fabulously!, that brings to life many of the key messages that he presents on his website and in this book.

In addition to writing articles for and books about retirement lifestyle planning, Dave is musician who plays trombone, electric bass, and steel pan. Dave lives in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona with his husband Jeff and their dog Maynard.

Dave is available for interviews, speaking engagements, workshops, panel discussions, and writing guest articles. You may contact Dave at SSIR-.

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