The authors of What Color is Your Parachute have expanded into those who have retired — What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement, which is reviewed by USA Today, Review: Career guru parachutes into retirement arena
What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement follows many of the precepts of its predecessor: To figure out what kind of life you want, you need to figure out who you really are — and to do that, the authors provide a plethora of worksheets and exercises to examine, for example, why you might like some things better than others.
In a way, your retirement decisions are more difficult than those you faced during your formative and career years, because then, most of those decisions were dictated by others — your parents, teachers and bosses.
And retirement is certainly not all about money.
“Financial security helps protect against unhappiness, but doesn’t directly lead to happiness,” Bolles and Nelson write early on