Avoid Retirement and Stay Alive

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HarperCollins Publishers, May 1, 2011 - House & Home - 272 pages
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Checked your forehead lately? See a use-by date? No? Then why on earth are you worrying about retirement?

the authors' basic premise is that retirement is a notion to be banished from all sensible conversation and promotes the idea that no one should retire and no one should want to retire. Quite apart from the economic reality that our respective Governments can't possible afford the retirement we all expected when we started our working lives. Instead they say we should look at rearranging our lives to suit our changing circumstances, but allow no room for the idea of a use-by date when we stop and vegetate - because that's when we die, usually of boredom. A hard-hitting look at the Western economic history of retirement and how it has no place in the modern world, the authors provide case studies and a workable blueprint for changing our expectations and our plans for the second half of our working lives. With practical, pragmatic and accessible text, the book will be illustrated throughout with line drawings, pull out quotes and bullet-pointed text summaries.

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About the author (2011)

David’s first book, Avoid Retirement and Stay Alive, is a best-seller in New Zealand and Australia, and has also been published in the US. David is an experienced mediator in both Australia and New Zealand, and is also the chairman of Lifeline and the Problem Gambling Association. He is a compelling public speaker with a wide range of experience in dispute resolution.

Keith Davies is a media and communication practitioner with thirty years' experience in business communications, advertising and investigative journalism.

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