If you’re looking for some inspiration on doing something meaningful that fills you with purpose when you retire, then I recommend reading this book written by my friend. Retirement Planning with Purpose: A Practical Guide to Planning a Flexible and Meaningful Retirement by Tricia Ryan Snow earns 5*.
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One-word book review: Retirement Planning with Purpose: A Practical Guide to Planning a Flexible and Meaningful Retirement by Tricia Ryan Snow
Retirement with Purpose: A Practical Guide to Planning a Flexible and Meaningful Retirement by Tricia Ryan Snow
Book genre: Nonfiction
One-word book review: Inspiring: 5*
Full disclosure: I’ve known Tricia for a couple of years now and received an advanced reader’s copy (ARC) of Retirement Planning with Purpose in exchange for an honest review. But that relationship doesn’t influence my opinion.
My husband and I are emptynesters and are beginning to think about what retirement really looks like for us. So I was excited to learn that Tricia, an early retiree, wrote a practical guide based on her 20+ years of financial expertise and lessons learned from her own experience.
I loved it! Such great practical, real-life advice from a trusted source. Tricia’s book does a great job guiding you past the idealized side of retirement so you can make important and realistic decisions on how you want to live day-to-day.
What you’ll find inside this retirement guide: Retirement Planning with Purpose
You’ll find practical worksheets and quizzes inside Retirement Planning with Purpose to help you create a retirement lifestyle that reflects your values, fits within your budget and aligns with your passions.
Get your copy today and take the first steps to start planning for your future!
Retirement bucket list inspiration
While we’re still working on the realities of what retirement will actually look like for us, I know my husband and I will do more of what already brings us joy. Here are a few of our current passions that I look forward to spending more time on during our retirement years.
Retirement bucket list inspiration: Travel
While my husband and I are still evaluating where we’ll live when we retire, we do plan to add travel to our retirement bucket list. Until then, check out my post: List of the best emptynester and couples getaways
Retirement bucket list inspiration: Read more books (and write them)
One of my attainable retirement bucket list aspirations is to make my way through my never-ending #tbr stack – so many books to read!
Retirement bucket list inspiration: Learn more about family history
I’ve started and stopped and started and stopped researching our family genealogy on all sides of our family. However, I am committed to continue my research on my husband’s family story this year. This will definitely be something I’ll want to pursue even more when I retire.
Retirement bucket list inspiration: Photography
So I used to be a photographer for a daily newspaper back in the darkroom days (I knew how to develop film). And while I’m pretty happy with my iPhone photos, I would love to elevate my photography skills with a digital camera – a great retirement bucket list goal.
Retirement bucket list inspiration: Hiking
Hiking into my retirement years is a huge goal for me. I recently finished hiking all 66 Minnesota state parks – check out my local’s guide to the best MN state parks.
Retirement bucket list inspiration: Cooking (kinda…or maybe just eating)
My retirement years seem like a good time to try to learn how to cook some of my favorite foods, including Thai-inspired dishes like these amazing egg rolls.
Retirement bucket list inspiration: Take my future grandchildren to my son’s favorite places (which is probably at least a decade or more in case he’s reading this)
Looking far into the future, I would love to revisit some of my son’s favorite family vacations with my future grandchildren. See his list of the best family vacations to take on spring break or summer vacation.
Retirement bucket list inspiration: Gardening (not really, but I love admiring them)
I know many people find gardening relaxing. For me, it’s work. So don’t think I’ll take gardening up as a retirement goal. However, I do appreciate and admire other people’s gardening skills. Check out my post: The best and prettiest flower gardens in the Twin Cities.
What are your retirement plans that align with your passions, values and budget?