How to Plan a Great Second Life:
Why not live fully every day of your extra 30 years?

LARGE PRINT edition, in library-use format

Gordon Burgett’s How to Plan a Great Second Life: Why not live fully every day of your extra 30 years? helps readers of any age create their own second-life strategy, then provides the tools to make that strategy come true.

This is the slightly updated (2005) LARGE PRINT version of the above book, in 8.5" x 11" trade paperback format, created for library use. (The contents are the same but because libraries won't buy books with charts or graphs, since readers fill them in, this book also sends the readers to LARGE PRINT ad-free website pages where the charts and graphs can be read on the screen or downloaded for personal use.)

In 212 fun-packed pages, the author helps the reader create their own future life map. His straightforward guide for singles (or couples) helps them (1) review where they are now: skills, money, and health; (2) create a “Dream List,” (3) prioritize and time-peg those dreams, (4) put them into doable action steps, (5) factor in the resources they have to fund them, and (6) put their resulting Action Plan into motion!

The book is primarily designed to be used by those in the 40-60 age bracket, but it's also an excellent life planning guide for anybody younger saving for their future or for seniors at any age.

Order Form
You can either have the book downloadable on your computer (as an email attachment) in a few minutes or in printed form in a few days. The Order Form gives all the details.
Table of Contents
What the book is about and how its 212 pages are organized.
Chapter Openings
Each chapter begins with an opening segment that tells what will follow and what that section is about. These will also give you a sense of the book's tone.
Self-explanatory, we hope!
Chapter One
The table setter.
Dream List
Many of you helped create this Dream List of things you  wanted to do in your second lives. So here we list your suggestions first (and invite you to send more), then the 200 Gordon suggests in the book's Appendix.
The book suggests many general, medical, and financial organizations you may wish to contact for additional information in your future life planning. Here are Web links to almost all of them.
Other Books
Gordon hasn't written the only good book about looking at and planning your coming years, although his is the best for step-by-step organization. Here are other, related books that we think you may enjoy reading.
What do others think of the book? (Let us know your thoughts too.)
Others' Articles
What do other writers, interviewers, and journalists think of the book? Here are the comments we know about.
Large Print edition
The entire book in 16-point type for those who need reading assistance. Slightly updated in 2005.
Special Library edition
The same book without graphs or charts, rather website download links. Slightly updated in 2005.

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