It used to be that retirement was a period in which you slowed down, napped in a hammock, and disengaged from life. No longer! Today many retirees will tell you that the best time of life started when they left the nine-to-five world begind. The key to a successful retirment, however, is to be creative in planning for it. Here is practical information that will not only help you plan for retirement, but also help ensure that your future is secure and comfortable. You will learn about issues in financial planning, the joy of volunteer work and new hobbies, and how to travel to exciting places at rock-bottom prices. This book can make a difference in whether you have an ordinary retirement or one that fulfills your grand expectations.