Friday, August 15, 2008

The Best Retirement Book on The Best Places to Retire

Beth Wateham, a Vice President at Simon and Schuster, just sent me a galley copy of Retirement Without Borders: How to Retire Abroad in Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, and Other Sunny Foreign Places (And the Secret to Making It Happen Without Stress) by Barry Golson. This book with the Scribner imprint is for those retirees who want to consider retiring abroad. The book will be released in December 2008.

Retirement Without Borders is the best book that I have read about the best places to retire abroad and I will be giving a testimonial for the back cover requested by Beth Wateham (she claims she is a big fan of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free on

Here is the testimonial which will also appear on

    Retirement Without Borders

    Do you have the urge to leave the American "rat race" behind - and live the retirement life that you have always dreamed about in another country? Then you definitely need Retirement Without Borders.

    This book not only shows you the best places
    where to retire in the world, but also gives ten great reasons for retiring somewhere else and six main reasons why perhaps you should not even consider moving to another country in the first place. This is a highly inspirational and informative guide for retirees and soon-to-be retirees who are considering retiring abroad but have no place to begin.

    Author Barry Golson along with Thia Golson and other expert expats help you consider the dream, explore the dream, show you the dream in several countries, and tell you honestly what the pitfalls are. There is much, much more. Anyone who has thought about living overseas should read this book. Retirement Without Borders is absolutely, positively the best book that I have read on why, where, and how to retire abroad.

    Ernie J. Zelinski
    Author of the international best-seller
    How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Free Retirement Gift - E-book with 237 retirement quotes and retirement sayings

The 237 Best Things Ever Said about Retirement - A Free Retirement Gift

Free Retirement Gifts

Here are some of the topics covered in The 237 Best Things Ever Said about Retirement

  • Achieving Financial Abundance for Your Retirement
  • Advice on How to Retire Happy
  • Advice on Whether to Take Early Retirement
  • Definition of Retirement
  • Difficulties of Retirement
  • Early Retirement
  • Freedom from Cubicle Life Gained in Retirement
  • Having a Retirement Plan
  • Health Tips for the Retired and Semi-Retired
  • How Rich You Should Be When You Die
  • How to Have a Good Day — Everyday When You Retire
  • How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
  • Importance of Friends in Retirement
  • Importance of Money for Retirement
  • Investing Your Retirement Funds Wisely
  • Keeping Active in Retirement
  • Longevity
  • Making the Adjustment to Retirement
  • Men and Women in Retirement
  • Misers Holding on to Their Retirement Money
  • Paradox of Retirement
  • People Contemplating Retirement

Download the Free E-book (in PDF format) with 237 retirement quotes and retirement sayings placed in over 40 categories at the link below:

Retirement Gifts

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

1001 Best Quotes and Sayings about Work and the Workplace

My Gift to the Writers of the World

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This free E-book in PDF format called 1001 Best Things Ever Said about Work and the Workplace is the ultimate book of quotations about work for the professional speaker, journalist, author, career advisor, life coach, and connoisseur of great quotations. It also makes great reading for just about everyone.

Refer to the Table of Contents and you will see that this E-book is organized into over 125 subjects and categories for easy reference. What's more, all you have to do is place your cursor on the category and you will taken to the respective page for the category.

Partial Table of Contents of Subject Areas

  • Ability
  • Accomplishing the Impossible
  • Action
  • Aggravations of Work
  • Ambition
  • Artists at Work
  • Bad Days at Work
  • Boring Work
  • Breaking New Ground
  • Bureaucracy
  • Busyness
  • Careers
  • Career Advice
  • Change in the Workplace
  • Committees
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Competence
  • Competition
  • Computers
  • Creativity in the Workplace
  • Crisis Management
  • Dating People at Work
  • Delegation

You can place 1001 Best Things Ever Said about Work (and the Workplace) on your website as an important retirement resource for your readers and clients.

Alternatively, you can place links to my two websites where people can download this E-book for free:

Creative Free E-books at the Real Success Resource Center

If you would like a JPG of cover of the E-book for your website, let me know.

Ernie Zelinski
Author of the Bestseller
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
(Over 95,000 copies sold and published in 7 foreign languages)
and the International Bestseller
The Joy of Not Working
(Over 225,000 copies sold and published in 17 languages)

Retirement Is One of the Best Retirement Gifts

Best Places to Retire

The Best Retirement Gift in the World by Ernie Zelinski

Retirement Gift Book

Over 95,000 Copies Sold
Published in 7 Foreign Languages

Purchase How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free on before you submit your retirement letter with this direct link:

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General Quotations About Gifts to Help You Select a Retirment Gift

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
— Charles Kingsley

All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
— Alexis Carrel

A sense of humor is a gift from God, but like any gift, it can be abused.
— Cal Samra

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.
-- Florence Nightengale

She had an unequaled gift. . . of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.
-- Henry James, Jr.

We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them.
-- Jean Toomer

If you can look back on your life with contentment, you have one of man's most precious gifts -- a selective memory.
-- Jim Fiebig

As a rule, indeed, grown-up people are fairly correct on matters of fact; it is in the higher gift of imagination that they are so sadly to seek.
-- Kenneth Grahame

A thick skin is a gift from God.
-- Konrad Adenauer

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Retirement Looking Bleak for Many Americans

"Australia provides the model for retirement planning," says Jane White of Retirement Solutions. "With a forced contribution rate of 9% of salary from all employers, along with much higher limits for employee contributions than Americans, Australians, on average, will retire with assets of more than $500,000. The Aussies are putting our retirement system to shame."

Indeed retirement is looking bleak for many Americans. Elderhostel, a nonprofit that runs educational travel programs for retirees, expects enrollment to drop 7 percent this year, said President Jim Moses. This is just a one sign of many that Americans are facing financial problems in retirement.

Another sign that Americans may have a bleak retirement is that the baby-boomer generation about to retire is in no rush to pay off their mortgages according to the third annual Affluent Boomers at 60 survey from Bell Investment Advisors.

The prior generation of retirees had a major goal prior to retirement: "Burn the mortgage!"

Not so with the baby-boomer generation. More than 55 percent of boomers surveyed who currently hold mortgages do not plan to pay their mortgages off until at least their 70s, and likely never.

Of the 500 boomers surveyed approximately two-thirds currently have mortgages on their residences. The remaining third either rent or do not have a mortgage.

Download the Free E-book The 237 Best Things Ever Said about Retirement by Ernie Zelinski at:

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