By Ernie J. Zelinski

Title: How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor

Who is Ernie J. Zelinski?: Ernie J. Zelinski is an author, speaker and prosperity life coach. His books and work center around his core philosophy: anyone can live an extraordinary life with a little bit of planning and creativity.

Amava Take: This book takes an entertaining, comprehensive look at the non-financial aspects of retirement. It’s full of pithy quotes from everyone from Martina Navratilova to Seneca as well as useful lists and exercises, including the “Get a Life Tree,”  a practical template that can help you design your next steps. Packed with research from diverse sources, this book will get you thinking.

Memorable Line: “To be sure, happiness in retirement, as in all stages of life, doesn’t care how you get there.”       ·

What We’d Tell Our Friends: This is a good book to read before you make decisions. It’s fun and light, but it gets you asking yourself some pretty deep questions about who you want to be going forward.