May 29, 2009

Retirement Quotes about Where to Retire, Etc.

Here are some retirement quotes about Where to Retire and Houses and Money:
    Although very few people are actually called upon to live in palaces, a very large number are unwilling to admit the fact.
    — Osbert Lancaster

    All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.
    — Dorothy Parker

    A swell house with . . . all the modern inconveniences.
    — Mark Twain

    It [ the house] looks different when you're sober. I thought Ihad twice as much furniture.
    — Neil Simon
A Quote about The Perfect Home for Married Couples
    The premises are so delightfully extensive, that two people might live together without ever seeing, hearing, or meeting.
    — Lord Byron

For something different related to being retired, check out:

Retirees Arrested for Sex in Nature Preserve:

May 24, 2009

More Americans Taking Early Retirement Instead of Delaying Retirement

In a poll sponsored in December by CareerBuilder, 60 percent of American workers over 60 stated that they plan to delay retirement.

A larger than expected number of American workers are retiring early, however, many of them believed to be laid-off workers, according to report in the Los Angeles Times.

Early retirement claims are up 25 percent from last year with more people choosing to retire at age 62 instead of 66, said Stephen C. Goss, chief actuary for the U.S. Social Security Administration.

The surge in younger American retirees dispels expectations that older people who suffered financial losses in the recession would delay early retirement and work longer to rebuild their assets.

Here are three retirement resources to help you retire early.

May 16, 2009

"101 Reasons to Love a Recession" - Free E-book

I have completed my new E-book called 101 Reasons to Love a Recession:
The e-book is available as a free download at the following websites:
Here are two benefits of a recession that are not in the E-book:
  • If you have always wanted to be part of the laptop and cappucino crowd, the semi-employed who still make a great living working four hours a day or week, a recession is the time. You’ll find out if Starbucks and all those other coffee shops really are hotbeds of entrepreneurial activity.
  • This is a great time to have your house renovated. Contractors are bending over backward — even for small jobs like bathroom renovations and cabinetry — as the housing slump infects the remodeling industry. That gives homeowners the upper hand in price negotiations.
You may also want to check out: 20 Reasons Why I Love a Recession

May 9, 2009

Retirement Jobs for Retirees in Malaysia

In Malaysia, retirees who are interested in getting retirement jobs in either the government or private sector should register themselves with an online government-run employment site.

Director Datuk Yeow Chin Kiong says the employment website for retirees works better than other employment sites because it covers employers not only in the government sector, but also in the private sector.

The retirees who are most in demand and likely to acquire a retirement job are chemists, pharmacists, science and math teachers, language teachers, technicians, nurses (preferably matrons) and social welfare caregivers."

For more information about retirement jobs see the Topic "Work at something that is not so much a job, but a fun thing to do" in the book How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free by Ernie Zelinski.

Also for interesting retirement careers see the Topic "Retire to a Job You Love Instead of One You Love to Hate" in the book Career Success Without a Real Job

Here are some great inspirational quotes about education to enhance your career.

Don't go to business school. — Entrepreneur Paul Hawkin to aspiring entrepreneurs

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.  — Jim Rohn

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.  — Thomas H. Huxley

May 7, 2009

A Reader Who Wants to Be a Writer

As a writer, one of the greatest satisfactions is knowing that people are enjoying your books and benefiting from them.

I received the following e-mail the other day.

This was my reply:

    Hi Danny:

    Thanks for the e-mail.

    Glad you like my books.

    Where do you live?

    How about placing reviews for The Joy of Not Working and Real Success Without a Real Job on

    Then I will send you an autographed copy of any of my other books including
    The Lazy Person's Guide to Success: or How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free - or any of the ones you already have, if you want to give on to a friend.

    For Real Success Without a Real Job, I would prefer the review on the for the updated version of the book now called Career Success Without a Real Job.

    The link is here: