Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Joy of Not Working Steers Another Workaholic in the Right Direction

I recently received this e-mail from Tom S. (last name not given due to nature of e-mail) in California.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Tom S.
    To: vip-books (at)
    Subject: Re:
    The Joy of Not Working

    Hello Ernie,

    I just picked up your book
    The Joy of Not Working this weekend. The
    title sort of grabbed me. I have been out of work since April and
    (so far) have found very little joy in it. Then I came to page 50
    and fig 4.2 with the two boxes of before and after for a workaholic.
    It was me. My marriage had been bad for years and finally ended
    earlier this year. In effect I had already crossed off one item in
    my box a long time ago. Then my employer decided to help me cross
    off the other one. No wonder I felt lost, desperate, alone, and with
    no idea where to turn. The only two things that mattered to me were
    gone. From that I went through one compulsion after another. First
    women (the serial dater), exercise, you name it. None made me happy.
    Now I realize it’s not about finding a passion, it’s about finding
    all of them. I am going to get to work right now filling up my box.

    Thanks for steering me in the right direction. I’ll take it from

    Sonoma, CA

There are many more reasons to read The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked. For the record, this international bestselling book has now sold over 225,000 copies and has been published in 17 languages - soon 18 (Bulgarian this time).

Monday, April 20, 2009

Retirement Income - 10 Sources to Help You Retire Early

Most Americans at work have only one source of steady income: their job.

In retirement you are likely to have several sources of retirement income, according to a Gallup poll released today.

Following are sources of retirement income that Americans either rely on or expect to rely on:

  • Retirement accounts. A 401(k), IRA, Keogh, or other retirement accounts

  • Social Security

  • Stocks.

  • Savings.

  • Pensions.

  • Rent and royalties.

  • Inheritance

  • Annuities or insurance.

  • Part-time work or a Fun Retirement Job

  • House Equity.

Incidentally, this is the first time this decade that the majority of Americans have doubted their ability to retire.

Gallup’s telephone survey also found that 52 percent of Americans doubt they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement, while only 41 percent say they will.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Perhaps you are searching looking for a retirement career to help you retire early.

Then you should read my latest book Career Success Without a Real Job:
Here are some signs that you may have to read Career Success:

  • You just may need to read Career Success Without a Real Job if you have explained jail time with, "We stole a pig, but it was a really small pig."

  • You just may have to read Career Success Without a Real Job if the thought of suicide has helped you get through many days at work.

  • You just may have to read Career Success Without a Real Job if you have ever included a reference letter from your mother with a résumé or job application.
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