Victory Lap Retirement offers up a good dose of inspiration, thanks to co-authors who are living what they advise and you can tell they’re enjoying this phase of their lives. I get the feeling they’re just getting started. Further, they share a great deal of their experience throughout the book by sharing their personal story at every stage, from how they managed their careers to planning and executing their “Victory Lap”. Their positivity and energy is infectious.
It's been a long time coming, but I've finally looked back on 2016 and picked out my top posts from this past year. I pick these posts based on the importance of the experience or based on how much I learned from writing about it.
McKeown helps us learn how to get more out of what we want in life without spending more (more time, more energy, more money) by providing the tools, the research and the rationale for us to get more by doing less. And he does so in a clear and concise way.
I’m going to fess up right now: as an entrepreneur, I tend to dislike entrepreneurship/business “how to” books. “How to” books for technical stuff? Sure, but when it comes to business, they make me shudder because they dehumanize the topic.
I had an interesting experience on the last leg of our trip home from Costa Rica. On the flight from Toronto to Winnipeg I was sitting next to a woman in her fifties from Winnipeg who worked for a large raw materials organization in the city. She’d been in TO for training on a new ERP system her company was migrating to, having kept their system for over twenty years.
She talked the talk and looked the look of someone who worked in corporate Canada.
The F2P clan was in Costa Rica for ten days this past February. We did a lot of walking and exploring and became fascinated with one particular aspect of the place.
It wasn't the hot weather (34C/93F is the usual high for the day), the beautiful volcanic sand beaches that sparkle like diamonds, the unique flora or the fauna both on land and in the Pacific ocean, the unique feel of the bustling tourist beach town of Playa del Coco or the helpfulness of the international staff at our boutique hotel.
In this work of fiction, author David Chilton chose a small town barber shop as the setting for his characters’ much needed discussions about money.
Roy, the shop’s owner, has become known around town as the man to talk to when it comes to personal finance and that’s where David, the story’s protagonist, goes to get his hair cut and his financial mind sharpened every month, along with his sister Cathy and his best friend Tom.