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What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement


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Planning a Prosperous, Healthy, and Happy Future

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JOHN E. NELSON is a speaker and seminar facilitator on retirement and life-stage planning, well-being, and core values. He is an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also earning a PhD. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. ICHARD N. BOLLES is the author of the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, What Color Is Your Parachute? He has been a leader in the career development field for more than thirty-five years. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


"offer(s) exercises to help you map your future."
--SmartMoney magazine, 2/1/11

"Nelson and Bolles provide worksheets galore, and lots of introspective exercises, but this is more than a feel-good read. There's also some substantive financial and healthcare information--including a section about fiduciary advisors--making this book a great gift for clients and prospects in midlife who may be getting ready to think about next steps."
--Financial Planning Magazine, 10/1/10 "so relevant to today's maturing workforce. Grab a pen and complete the many questionnaires included in the book as you explore the financial, geographic, medical, biological, psychological and social aspects of your perfect retirement."
--Better Investing, 10/1/10 "an excellent book. ...Both Parachute books provide useful insights and a number of exercises to help you make the best choices for this new stage in life."
--Steve Vernon, blogger, CBS MoneyWatch "it should calm your fears and put you in the right frame of mind to pursue a fulfilling retirement despite all the new challenges."
--David Carpenter, Associated Press "A useful, practical roadmap for anyone thinking about retirement, no matter how distant."
--USA Today "Filled with exercises and resources on such matters as making lasting friendships, evaluating medical treatment plans, and finding the ideal place to settle down."
--Employee Benefit News "Retirement researcher and writer John Nelson argues that there are at least five other key components of a successful retirement, in addition to the financial one."
--Investment Advisor
"Parachute for Retirement isn't just a book--it's a step-by-step guide to planning your retirement life."
--Wall Street Journal "A nice compliment to the more typical IRA-intensive school of retirement planning."
--Washington Post

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