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55 and Counting
55 and Counting

55 and Counting

A Guide for Pre-Retirement


176 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: March 2020

ISBN 9781947597327

Rights: WOR

Walnut Street Books (Mar 2020)

Price: $12.99


How to shape the last chapter of one's working life into the first chapter of a new identity and satisfying life  

55 and Counting gently but pointedly looks deeper and wider at the many parts of life that will be affected by retirement: Identity (who am I now?). Sharing the house and days on end with a now-present spouse. Discovering new purpose. Finding true community. Deciding where to live. Exploring family stories and history to dispel any clouds or mysteries. Preparing for losses. This book is a guide for Pre-Retirement, adjusting and putting things right before the last day of work. 55 and Counting also addresses those who are often overlooked by experts in retirement planning—singles, women, and persons who need to continue working well past the expected start of retirement. True stories and examples fill these pages. Each chapter ends with "Questions for Reflecting" and "Next Steps," as a way to structure Pre-Retirement planning so it does not become overwhelming.

Author Biography

Gerald W. Kaufman, MSW, and L. Marlene Kaufman, MSW, have each been family therapists in private practice. Their specialty has been family issues, aging, and end-of-life conversations. They have four children and eleven grandchildren. The Kaufmans live near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.