AWARDS: Silver Living Now Book Award, Mature Living/Aging 2014 (Silver)If you re one of the 25 million single women over the age of 45 living in the United States today, AARP s The Single Woman s Guide to Retirement is your new best friend. Walking you through the challenges of retired or pre-retired life, from managing your finances to staying healthy in body, mind, and spirit, dealing with divorce, and even looking for love or work, the book covers the issues that really matter to you. Whether you re looking for a retirement home or planning a cruise, this book is packed with specific details to help take the guesswork out of retirement. Author and retirement expert Jan Cullinane has gathered real-life stories from women just like you to illustrate your options and give you fresh new ideas about how to make the most of your retirement years.
JAN CULLINANE is the bestselling coauthor of The New Retirement. She has been featured on TV, on the radio, and in many newspapers and magazines. She is a speaker and consultant on retirement lifestyle issues whose clients include Ford Motor Company, Deloitte & Touche LLP, the federal government, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Preface v Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1 Retirement and the Single Woman 1 Chapter 2 Deciding What to Do with 168 Hours a Week 21 Chapter 3 Working in Retirement: An Oxymoron? 41 Chapter 4 Fitness in Body, Mind, and Spirit 69 Chapter 5 Where Is Your Heart? Exploring Options for Living 99 Chapter 6 A Place to Call Home: What Are Your Choices? 125 Chapter 7 Divorce, Death, Dating, Dependency, and Deepening Connections 181 Chapter 8 Dollars and Sense 227 References 285 About the Author 293 Index 295