I am a reluctant reader of non-fiction, particularly of the self-help genre. Give me a good murder, an array of suspects, and a denoue´ment in which the villain is unmasked by the eccentric detective, Christie-style.So, it was with some trepidation that I approached Retiremeant: Get more meaning from your money (not the least because I am, of course, decades away from that event!). With books meant to inspire change for the better, I often feel, a few pages in, a surge of vague excitement, only to have it quickly replaced with a familiar sinking feeling of defeat – I just know I will not have the discipline to apply the principles. Most often, it is because I have no definite plan to make the changes necessary.
If that is your experience, let me reassure you. Retiremeant does not leave you to your own devices. The life lessons are clearly illustrated by the real-life stories of Kim’s clients, and accompanied by a number of Retiremeant Reflections, practical exercises that really made me consider what kind of future I envisaged for my life – and not just for retirement. I was guided in understanding my relationship with money, which informs so many of my decisions and shapes my relationship dynamics. I had to do some serious introspection, finding out who I am and what is important to me, in order to create a future that really reflected my desires.
The Bucket Wheel is a concept unique to this book, and is a powerful tool to set goals to create a balanced life – one that allows you to live the life you have always wanted. Without reservation, I recommend this book if you want to take control of creating your own future. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it has different applications for each of its readers – just as it should be!”