Sunday, August 30, 2009

Where Is the Market for Retirement Books?


So where is the market for a
retirement book such as How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free by Ernie J. Zelinski or a quasi retirement book such as Career Success Without a Real Job?


  • There are now 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. nearing retirement.

  • In the next six years, nearly 2 million teachers are expected to retire in the U.S.

  • In the next five years, over a third of federal government employees in Canada are expected to retire. In New Brunswick, half of the provincial government managers are expected to retire in the next seven years.

  • Within the next three years, nearly half of government executives in the U.S. are slated to retire. (From an article on called Six Hot Fields to Consider by Barbara Reinhold)

  • There are 35 million Americans over 65, and that number will grow to 62 million by 2025.

  • However, let's not forget the people from 45 to 65. Many of these people are either contemplating retirement, have sem-retired, or have fully retired at an earlier age.

    Here are Two New Retirement Quotes for Retirees:

  • Life begins when the kids move out and the cat gets run over.
    — Author Unknown

    An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.
    — Oscar Wilde

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