CHAPTER 1The “R” Word: Reboot and Reinvent Rather Than Retire

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

—Mark Twain

The concept of retirement is evolving and changing. The 76 million U.S. Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) who have redefined each stage of life as they passed through it are redefining this one as well. They are not going to retire like their parents or grandparents. With longer life spans, better health, and myriad opportunities to play, work, volunteer, travel, and try new things, Baby Boomers are exploring the next chapter of life ...

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