Author, public speaker and former financial services professional Mike Drak wants you to know that while retiring may seem easy; what comes after can be the hard part.

In this excerpt from his new book, Longevity Lifestyle by Design , the author explains why it is important craft a retirement vision that goes beyond just crunching the numbers, so you can live an active and engaging “second life.” 

(Reid’s Note: I contributed a chapter to the book, “Why Men Struggle In Retirement”).

I share Mike’s thoughts about how to approach retirement. He understands what it takes to retire happily and successfully because he initially fell into what he terms ‘Retirement Hell’ and had to figure out what came next after an unexpected turn into retirement.

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