|Lowry writes a blog called Satisfying Retirement.|
With $850,000 saved, they were short of their $1.2 million target. To retire a decade earlier than planned, they calculated that they needed to live on $45,000 a year, less than a third of their $150,000 income.Building a Satisfying Retirement
This book is one of those books that makes you feel that retirement is possible if you are willing to make the sacrifices that are necessary. Lowry wrote the book in the first person taking the reader step by step through three steps that lead to the stability of retirement and then explains how you can shape you life once the euphoria has lifted.
I was especially interested in the financial section of the book. "Building Financial Peace of Mind" asks you some pertinent questions...
- When do I want to stop working?
- Is my financial house in order?
- How are my health and my health coverage?
- Do I want to work after retirement?
The section on creativity resonated with me. His words were inspiring. "Creativity - a Must for a Satisfying Retirement" He said "[creativity] does not have to be anything to do with painting, writing sculpting, or any of the things we usually think of as being creative. Rather it is seeing the familiar in a different light." If you are one of those people that think "bored" is an okay place to be, you need to read this chapter. It may let you see yourself in a new light.
Other chapters included suggestions for building a stronger relationship with your partner, living simply, using time management and working after retirement.
It is so refreshing to read a book or blog about successful retirement by someone that is actually walking the talk. Bob tells you about what he knows for sure. He is well read, articulate and above all interesting. Building a Satisfying Retirement is available on Amazon for $3.99 in ebook form.