Gooooood morning everyone!!
So excited to share this new book with y’all from my long-time blogging friend, and occasional guest poster here, Fritz Gilbert from The Retirement Manifesto!!! One of the nicest guys in the community!
This has been a project in his head for years now, and on May 5th it becomes a reality when it officially gets launched everywhere :)
The original 401(k) millionaire is now an original author! Way to go, man!!
And of course we here at Budgets Are Sexy get a sneak peek of this book, so if it’s something you’re interested in, keep on reading and look for how to win a free copy of this below…
We’ve got THREE copies to give away – so don’t be shy!! This needs to be in your library!
More on everything below:
Keys to a Successful Retirement:
Staying Happy, Active, and Productive in Your Retired Years
Here’s a clip on the book from Fritz himself which I liked better than the Amazon write-up ;) From his recent blog announcement: Big News: My Book Is Launching!
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.
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.
I couldn’t be happier with the result.
More about Fritz:
Fritz and his wife Jackie achieved early retirement on June 2018 at the age of 55, after more than three decades in corporate America. His award-winning blog, The Retirement Manifesto, focuses on helping people achieve a great retirement, and he can also be found on Twitter sharing advice at @RetireManifesto. Fritz and Jackie recently sold their primary home and moved into a cabin in the North Georgia mountains as part of their downsizing strategy:
Want a copy of this book?!
To win one of 3 copies of Keys to a Successful Retirement, answer the below question in the comments or via email, and you’ll automatically be entered for it:
At what age do you expect to hit retirement?
If you don’t ever expect to be “retired” retired, but to hit *financial freedom* instead and continue working, you can shoot us that expected age as well :)
As you can see from Fritz, he certainly has not stopped grinding! Lol…
Good luck everyone!! And congrats again my man! Giveaway open to U.S. citizens only, but you can always pick it up on Amazon later or at your local bookstore whenever we’re allowed to visit them again, harumph….
Get your entries in by midnight this Sunday, the 5th, and we’ll announce the winners Monday morning!
UPDATE: Giveaway now over! Congrats to our 3 winners! 1) Deb M., 2) Jasmine S., 3) Caren M.
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Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!