Introducing Your Happiness Portfolio for Retirement book

This book is about how to flourish in retirement.

It is a practical guide to overcoming the challenges most of us face when we leave the career phase of our lives. Most people don’t even realize they will face some challenges. The problem is they are not prepared to deal with all of the changes that occur and the need replace some of the things that were important to them — their identity based on what they did, feeling like they are making a difference, professional friendships, a structure and rhythm to their lives.

Most of all it is a guide to creating a happy and fulfilling life. Just like you need a financial portfolio to afford to retire, you need a Happiness Portfolio ® to flourish in your Third Act. A Happiness Portfolio ® is more than a bucket list – although bucket list items should be part of it. Your Happiness Portfolio® is your plan for how you want to live every aspect of your life so you feel that you are flourishing. It is about your vision, what you intend to do and how much time and energy you want to invest in each of the eight non-financial areas of your life.

About Marianne Oehser

Marianne Oehser

Marianne Oehser

Marianne has retired twice after spending over 40 years in the corporate world – she found traditional retirement unfulfilling and started Retire and Be Happy! She is a seasoned retirement and relationship expert committed to helping people create a happy, fulfilling “post-career” phase of their lives through her workshops, seminars, public speaking, and individual coaching. Marianne also works with singles and couples to successfully build and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships – after all, having a solid relationship is central to creating a happy, fulfilling life. Marianne is a Partner in Next Chapter Lifestyle Advisors.

She is a certified Retirement and Relationship Coach receiving her training and certifications from Relationship Coaching Institute certified as singles and couples coach and Marianne holds a Masters of Management from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. She is the author of Your Happiness Portfolio® for Retirement – It’s Not About the Money!.