Fritz Gilbert retired after more than three decades in corporate America, where he progressed through the various levels of a multinational corporation serving the global aluminum industry. His award-winning blog, The Retirement Manifesto, is focused on helping people achieve a great retirement. Fritz and his wife, Jackie, live in a cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Get more retirement advice on Twitter @RetireManifesto.
"Fritz Gilbert is a case study in how to mentally and financially ready yourself to retire." --The Washington Post
"I wish I had read this book six months after I retired, once the novelty wore off. An excellent resource to help aspiring retirees prepare for the often-overlooked, non-financial aspects of retirement." --J. David Stein, author of Money for the Rest of Us: 10 Questions to Master Successful Investing
"If you've ever wondered what retirement might be like and how to plan for it, this book is for you. In a heartwarming way, Fritz shares stories that help you connect emotionally with retirement life. This book is sprinkled with practical tips and even provides a simple back-of-the-napkin calculation to use to estimate how much you'll need to have saved. But of even more importance, he focuses on the number one thing you'll need to be happy in retirement--purpose." --Dana Anspach, founder and CEO of Sensible Money, LLC, author of Control Your Retirement Destiny
"If your goal is to retire well and live life on your own terms, Keys to a Successful Retirement is one of the best books on planning for retirement that you can read. Retirees, corporate folk planning their escape, and members of the FIRE movement, will all find Fritz Gilbert's insights relevant and helpful. He doesn't shy away from the realities and roadblocks involved in making a successful transition to retirement life. This book will inspire you to craft the life you want in retirement and arm you with pragmatic tools and tips that can help you get there." --Joe Casey, retirement coach for Retirement Wisdom
"Fritz is an expert in retirement planning and execution. He's been writing about his own multiyear journey to plan, prepare for, and transition into retirement on his blog The Retirement Manifesto and has now consolidated it into his first book. Keys to a Successful Retirement offers a great mix of best practices and pragmatic suggestions based on the real world experience of a layperson (now thought leader) who is successfully navigating the financial, social, spiritual, and health elements of retirement." --Stephen Chen, founder & CEO of NewRetirement.com