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Chairman and CEO, Catherine A. Allen Announces Release of New Book

The Santa Fe Group, Chairman and CEO, Catherine A. Allen, and her co-authors, this week announced the release of their new book, The Retirement Boom: An All Inclusive Guide to Money, Life, and Health for Your Next Chapter. The book is available on and and is currently available in bookstores. The book is packed with expert advice, insight, stories, exercises and more on all aspects of thinking and planning a robust next chapter. Published by Career Press. Click here to read the press release.

Baby Boomers (76 million!) have not always done things conventionally, and now they are breaking new ground in the way they are “retiring.” It’s not their grandfathers’ or even parents’ retirement. It could be thirty years long! But, the path is not always clear. Longer lives, financial strain, lots of opportunities, multigenerational issues, health challenges, and more create the need for everyone to have a good plan for their next life chapter.

For anyone thinking of retiring and changing their lives, this is the book for you.
— Billy Crystal, Actor, Comedian, and Grandfather

THE RETIREMENT BOOM is a book by Baby Boomers for Baby Boomers about the transition into a new phase of life—not to retire, but to reboot and reinvent. It’s about actually designing the next chapter the way they want it. The book recognizes that people want relevance, fulfillment, identity, and self-esteem. And it recognizes what they fear, including financial inadequacy. The book is much more than finances, though — it’s about life.

These topics and more are covered in THE RETIREMENT BOOM:

  • How to plan for the life you want
  • Creative and fulfilling use of your time
  • How to keep making money and other ways to make your money last
  • Ways to improve your health
  • Where’s the IT desk? and other challenges
  • Changes at home
  • Sandwich Generation issues — caring for parents and grown children
  • Building and leaving your legacy
  • Simplifying your life and living a life of passion

In writing this book, the co-authors — Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, and Jaye Smith — did extensive research, interviewed hundreds of individuals, and talked to many corporations. They also drew on their own experiences and the experiences of attendees at their Reboot Your Life Retreats.

The book is a road map for each person to design and plan what’s next. It is full of practical information, insight, helpful stories, exercises in every chapter, new ideas, and a robust appendix.

Note: The Retirement Boom replaces our book Revolutionary Retirement

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