About My Life's Encore

Encore – a second achievement that especially surpasses the first. (Merriam Webster)

The current thinking of retirement is that we work for 35-45 years and then we “retire” and stop doing what we have been doing. That was the way retirement played out for previous generations who typically held one or only few jobs for their entire careers.

The “New Retirement” for those in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and even 60s will likely look much different. People are living longer, changing jobs and careers more often and deciding to create more work-life balance during their working years. As a result, how we retire will need to change to accommodate these and other factors. Our “Encore” is a time later in our lives when we can continue to do extraordinary things instead of the lights fading to black and the show ending!

My Life’s Encore was created for people planning for, nearing, or just beginning retirement.

It is a resource to help people contemplate how they want to live their lives during this time, ponder what is possible, and plan for the financial, work, purpose, active, health, leisure, travel, spiritual decisions and considerations that confront us during this time. My Life’s Encore provides ideas, inspiration, guidance and encouragement for you to reach your prosperous and enjoyable encore. It includes articles curated from a variety of sources on the topics below.

The site includes five topics of articles and videos to help you plan for your encore:

MONEY AND FREEDOM

Planning for the financial side of retirement allows for freedom to do what you want with your time and talents.

WORK & MEANING

Living your encore doing what you are passionate about provides meaning to your work. If you are going to live longer and want to work during retirement, do something that inspires and motivate you!

HEALTH & CONNECTION

Stay healthy and connected to others to enjoy the encore of your life.

FITNESS & ACTIVITY

Stay fit and active to be able to do the things you want to do.

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Now that you have more time to do what you want to, travel and relax!

The site also includes a BLOG, Resources that include this About page, Coaching services to help you with your encore transition, Books to provide additional ideas on the financial and non-financial aspects of retirement and Tools & Calculators to help you run some of the and do some of the planning.

To be able to have this freedom during your encore takes planning and preparation beginning years before you decide to make this change. Not only does it take planning for the financial side of retirement, but it also takes considerable thought and planning on the non-financial aspects that accompany retirement.

This is the Encore of your life, make the most of your time!

Reid Stone
Founder/Retirement Coach
My Life’s Encore