Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work - The Joy Of Financial Independence...at Any Age by Mike DrakVictory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work - The Joy Of Financial Independence...at Any Age by Mike Drak

Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work - The Joy Of Financial…

byMike Drak, Jonathan Chevreau

Paperback | October 10, 2016

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The rules of retirement have changed and there's more at risk than ever. People are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like for you? The old idea of full-stop retirement - going from 100 per cent work mode to 100 per cent leisure mode - is now neither sustainable nor desirable. Besides, many studies have shown that those who stay engaged, challenged, and stimulated stay healthier and live longer.

The key is to work because you want to and not because you have to. Victory Lap Retirement shows you how to create the post-employment lifestyle that's right for you - a unique blend of work and play that allows you to live life to the fullest, on your terms, while you are young enough to enjoy it.

"This book truly resonated with me. I personally experienced 'Sudden Retirement Syndrome' until I created my own Victory Lap. The advice for achieving financial independence - Findependence - is rock solid and essential to healthy, happy, later-life security. This is a must-read for people of any age planning their life cycles." - Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres; Former Executive Vice-President and chief Economist, BMO Financial Group

"I've long believed that the idea of retiring at sixty-five is as outdated as the horse and buggy. You could live another thirty years or more. What are you going to do with that time? This book can help you find the answers." - Gordon Pape, Bestselling Author and Publisher of The Internet Wealthy Building and The Income Investor

"Jon and Mike reframe the idea of retirement as a smart twist on an age-old dilemma. The science of well-being later in life tells us we need to have a purpose - why not make a few bucks while you're at it? This book will open your mind to what your Victory Lap might be if the thought of doing nothing at some point is foreign to you." - Larry Berman Host of BNN's Berman Call, and Chief Investment Officer, ETF Capital Management

"I've always believed once you have your financial house in order it would free you up to do the things you love to do and would live your life more meaning and balance. Imaging the luxury of working because you want to, not because you have to. No one wants life to become a series of takeaways. Stay in the game. Enjoy and thrive during your 'Victory Lap.' - Patricia Lovett-Reid Chief Financial Commentator, CTV News

"Chevreau and Drak's primer on how to transition to retirement by outlining how to work while you play is full of helpful tips on how to align habits with long-term goals. You'll be richer for reading it." - Julie Cazzin, Senior Editor, MoneySense
Michael Drak is a thirty-eight-year veteran of the financial services industry and lives with his wife, Melina (also known affectionately as ("the Contessa"), in Toronto. He started his own Victory Lap in 2014 and is busy helping others transition into their own personal versions. In addition to mentoring others, he gives speeches an...
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Title:Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work - The Joy Of Financial…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:232 pages, 8.9 × 6.26 × 0.43 inShipping dimensions:8.9 × 6.26 × 0.43 inPublished:October 10, 2016Publisher:Milner & Associates Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0993999093

ISBN - 13:9780993999093

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful hints A good read. Lots to think about as you move through your career. Take some time find what you love to do when you leave your fist career.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great guidance on preparing for life after full time work We're living longer and we're living better. Preparing for the new retirement is critical and 'Victory Lap Retirement' gives excellent insights and guidance for just that. Building on the foundation of Chevreau's financial planning novel 'Findependence Day', Jonathan and co-author Mike Drak take a holistic approach to life after the corporate cubicle. 'Victory Lap Retirement' is packed full of thoughtful ways to approach this new life, with almost equal emphasis on financial health and spiritual health. For anyone (like me) who still likes to see a book resting on the coffee table and take a 5 minute break with a cup of tea and a little read, the print version of Victory Lap Retirement is a treat. The paper stock is light, the font is crisp and Steve Nease's cartoons are fun to come across as you peruse at your leisure . I can highly recommend the print version of Victory Lap Retirement as an investment you'll appreciate dipping into again and again.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read for boomers and millennials Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work – The Joy of Financial Independence…at Any Age by Mike Drak and Jonathan Chevreau is a must-read for baby boomers and new retirees. Mike Drak began his Victory Lap in 2014 and is helping others do theirs. The idea of full-stop retirement, similar to working for one employer, may soon be a thing of the past. It can be a tough transition going from 100 percent working to 100 percent leisure in the blink of an eye. Doing a your Retirement Victory Lap actually has its health benefits if you can believe it. As the book explains, many studies have shown those who stay in the workforce and love their job live happier and healthier lives. Victory Lap Retirement is a timely book that even millennials would benefit from reading. The idea of retirement is changing – the problem is that the banks and media aren’t giving it the coverage it deserves. After reading this book, you’ll have a better understanding about the world around you to help you when it comes time for your Retirement Victory Lap.
Date published: 2016-10-22