Mythical Nirvanas. In this article from Financial Advisor magazine, Mitch Anthony explains why so many people rapidly tire of “retirement,” and what it means to maintain fulfillment after 50. Stagnation, emptiness, and boredom are looming for those who do not stay engaged and connected. Some authors, such as John Nelson and Richard Bolles, have rejected the conventional life-cycle model of School-Work-Leisure and replaced it with a First Age – Second Age – Third Age – Fourth Age model, in which each age is comprised of differing amounts of all three – lifetime learning, work, and leisure. Anthony’s article poignantly discusses the impact of expecting 100% leisure time for 15 or 30 years to lead to any kind of lasting happiness.
Holly Donaldson, CFP® has an advice-only, hourly and fee-for-service financial planning practice. She is the author of The Mindful Money Mentality: How to Find Balance in Your Financial Future (Porchview Publishing, 2013) and publisher of the award-winning monthly e-letter, "The View From the Porch." With a fully virtual practice in Seminole, Florida, Holly primarily serves clients located in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater areas. Holly will also work with clients who are a good fit located elsewhere in the United States except Texas.