Jan 29, 2012

New Retirement Quotes

This is my website that features retirement quotes, some of which will appear in my new ebook The 777 Best Things Ever Said about Retirement:
Here are some new retirement quotes just for this blog post:
    "My retirement plan is to join the folks with the torches and pitchforks rioting and storming the Bastille."
    — Jim Jim (ordaj), commenter on a Retirement Article

    "Elevating your wants to your need list is another way to trick yourself into being
    broke in retirement."
    — from How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free (The World's Best Retirement Book)

    "The least we can do is make a suicide pill so those of us with nothing left to live on [in retirement] can take the dignified way out."
    - Jennifer Adams (jedadams)

    "You Say You Want to Work Past ‘Retirement’? How's Your Health?"
    — Joseph F Coughlin

    "Like life, retirement can be full of surprises. Take when you retire, for example."
    — Talbot Boggs

    "The top retirement planning strategy today is not to retire. "
    — Joseph F Coughlin

    "Result for many Americans When TheyPunch in Their Data into a Retirement Calculator:
    " 'According to your latest data if you retire today, you can live reasonably well until 5 p.m. tomorrow.' "
    — Dave Erhard

    "A happy retirement doesn't require oodles of money, nor should it mean fighting the cat for food."
    — Shelley Fralic, Vancouver Sun

    "The greatest stock market you can invest in is yourself. Finding this truth is better than finding a gold mine."
    — Byron Katie

    "Planning to never retire is not a true retirement plan. It, in fact, is a sign of delusion — and of denial about one's inability to save enough for one's retirement."
    — Dave Erhard

    "I semi-retired when I was a kid and became very good at it. That's why I now get paid the big bucks for getting up late in the morning and then experiencing true freedom for the rest of the day. I am still a kid, by the way, because my first priority is to go for a intense, but pleasurable bike ride before work ever enters my mind."
    — from The Joy of Not Working

    "I'm already worn out now — how do they expect us to work several years longer? My body hurts so much and I start working every day at five in the morning."
    — Norbert Schmittbauer, a 50-year-old construction worker in Berlin, in response to
    Germany's proposal to have workers retire at 70 instead of 65
Here are three more of my websites with quotes about retirement:

Jan 12, 2012

Earning Retirement Income from a Retirement Job That You Love

Perhaps you are retired and searching for a retirement job that you love and from which you can earn a great retirement income.

I receivied the following e-mail the other day:

    ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Connie S.
    To: vipbooks
    Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 11:56 PM
    Subject: Career Success Without a Real Job

    Mr. Zelinski,

    I recently purchased your book and it seems to have been written for me since I quit my job a few months ago. I've been working for insurance for 26 years and have hated every moment. Have not finished your book yet but do you go over how to find what I can do to find the work that makes me happy?

    Thanks in advance for your response.


This was my response to Connie:

    Hi Connie:

    Regarding finding work that makes you happy, there are several books written on this topic including How to find Work You Love by Laurence Boldt.

    You may also want to watch the latest promotional videos by Brendon Burchard, who in my opinion is the top consultant, internet marketer, and motivational speaker in the business today. I have paid to attend one of Brendon's three-day Seminars and he over delivers.

    But as you will see, there is a lot of valuable on the videos he will be posting in the next week or two and some of it will be about earning residual income working at your passion. (You likely have to opt-in and then you will receive e-mails of details of the next videos as they are posted).

    Earning a Great Income from Your Passions

    Thanks and so long for now.

    Ernie J. Zelinski
    Best-Selling Author, Innovator, and Prosperity Life Coach
    Author of the Bestseller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
    (Over 150,000 copies sold and published in 9 languages)
    and the International Bestseller The Joy of Not Working
    (Over 250,000 copies sold and published in 17 languages

Jan 9, 2012

Where to Retire - Mexico Best Place to Retire?

An aspect of retirement planning is deciding where to retire. Here is the latest e-mail about retiring from a woman who read The World's Best Retirement Book which may give you an idea for one of the best places to retire. The woman thinks it's Ajijic, Mexico.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Wende M.
    To: Ernie Zelinski
    Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 11:08 AM
    Subject: thankyou

    Buenos Dias from paradise....

    Yesterday morning, my husband and I took a walk along the malecon in Ajijic, on the north shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico. It was one of those days when the temperature was so perfect that you couldn't feel the air on your skin. I held my husband's hand and told him how blessed I felt to live here and just how much I owed to Ernie Zelinski. I wondered how many people actually told you just how you impacted their lives.

    In 2006, while reading the Sunday edition of the Edmonton Journal ( Reader section) I stumbled across a review of How To Retire Happy Wild and Free. My husband had groused for years about his belief that retirement was not likely to be an option for us after health issues and financial setbacks had taken their toll on our net worth. I decided your book was a tool to help ease the strain of our future lives, and went to the library the next day and took it out. We lived pretty frugally and there were only a few small ideas that I felt we could incorporate into our lifestyle but.....something did catch my attention. You wrote about a friend of yours who worked seasonally in Edmonton, then hopped a bus for San Miguel de Allende every winter. I googled San Miguel. It was interesting but the climate seemed a bit cold for my health issues. However, along with the info on San Miguel, there popped up a link to other places in Mexico to retire. Ajijic sounded too good to be true.

    2006 happened to be our 25th anniversary year and I convinced my husband that even if we had to borrow the money, a holiday was the perfect way to celebrate. I broached the subject of Mexico ( we had never been) and of course, Ajijic, but he said he didn't want to go to the mountains, that he wanted to go to the beach. We compromised with a week in Puerto Vallarta, a week in Ajijic, and a week in Manzanillo. Well - PV was a bust - too hot, too humid, too many people trying to sell you things. We arrived in Ajijic on a Tuesday and on Thursday morning, my husband asked me to cancel the week in Manzanillo . He told me Ajijic felt more like home than any place he'd ever been in his life. Finally - we were in complete agreement about something.

    We had to figure out a way to get down here. He wasn't ready to retire - only mid-50's - so he had to find a way to work from here. He was clever enough to convince his company that he could work from home - and in 2007, we came down here for 3 months. That's all it took ! We went back to Edmonton, moved our youngest son into an apt close to GMAC where he was going to school, sold our house with everything in it ! I mean....we left the bedding on the beds, dishes in the cupboards and housecoats on the back of the bedroom door, put what we were taking in the back of our van, and drove away !

    We have a vonage phone with an Edmonton number and as long as we have reliable internet, we can live anywhere. We actually took a year from Oct 2009 to Nov 2010 - and travelled all over south and central America, staying for a couple of months at a time in different countries, and his clients and business associates never knew where we were unless they asked or we offered the information. Our kids have us on speed dial on their cel phones and it's not long distance. The cost of living, health care, climate, activities, and people here have combined to give us a quality of life we never dreamed possible .

    Thankyou for being the catalyst for a life that we are truly LIVING .

    Rob and Wende M.
Here are some retirement quotes to help you find the best places to retire:

    "If my [retirement] dreams could all come true paradise/retirement would be - in a little bungalow - somewhere by the sea.
    - Anon

    "He makes his home where the [retirement] living is best."
    - Latin proverb

    "No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction."
    - Samuel Johnson