How to Be Happier in Retirement

Much of what is written about retirement planning focuses on investing. I am guilty of contributing to the volume of that literature. My book, “The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever Read,” discusses how to invest intelligently so that you can retire with dignity. I certainly don’t mean to trivialize the importance of careful financial planning. Without such a plan, including goals, benchmarks and careful tracking, it’s unlikely you will be able to maintain your quality of life in retirement, assuming you’ll be able to retire at all.

But in doing the research for my latest book, “The Smartest Sales Book You’ll Ever Read,” I was struck by the level of unhappiness in the United States. Considerable research indicates those who focus entirely on achieving financial success have a lower sense of self-worth and more health issues than those who place a premium on activities that give them pleasure or develop a skill.

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