Your Lifestyle in Retirement: An Introduction

Create the life you want to live in retirement
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

This course is about your lifestyle in retirement - how to have a rewarding, fulfilled next chapter of your life. Some folks have done their financial planning for retirement, but have given little or no thought to what they were planning for. Then they retire and experience the loss of identity, time structure, friendships and most of all, meaning and purpose in their lives. All this is uncomfortable at best, and can be devastating.

This course deals with the process of adjusting to a major life change such as retirement - what to expect and when; how to make the adjustment and find a new meaning and purpose in life.

This course contains about 90 minutes in 10 lectures, 7 exercises and a resource list.The lectures are in the form of videos and voice-over power point slides.The exercises are included for self-knowledge, to help you apply the material presented in the lectures to your own situation.

What are the requirements?

  • A willingness to 'repack your bags' - to re-examine attitudes and beliefs about identity, purpose, and other mind-sets related to work and leisure.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the psychological impact of retirement
  • Examine one's attitudes and expectations of retirement

Who is the target audience?

  • People who are thinking about retirement, recently retired, or finding that retirement is not all they had hoped it would be.

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Section 1: Welcome to the course

This is an introduction to the course and what we will be covering.

Lecture 2 Life Changes

Lecture 3: How do I manage Change? Here are some questions to help you identify strategies you have used in the past to manage a major life change.


There's more to the change that is retirement than the loss of a paycheck. What else is going away, and what will that mean for your life in retirement?

Lecture 5 What does work give us beyond the paycheck?
Lecture 6 Exercise: Work Functions
Lecture 7 Purpose

Your Purpose Checkup

Lecture 9 Personal Mission Statement

Here is an opportunity to write your own personal mission statement


The portfolio approach to planning your life in retirement. Diversify your assets - your time and energy.


Here is a exercise to help you build your retirement portfolio


What is happiness? How do we find happiness? Is your happiness healthy or unhealthy?


Here is a link to Seligman's website which contains a number of self-exercises on happiness.

Lecture 15 Legacy
Lecture 16 Exercise: Legacy
Lecture 17: Summing up
Lecture 18 Resource List

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Instructor Biography

Carol A. King, Certified Retirement Coach

Carol A. King is a retiree living in the Princeton New Jersey area. She was, until her second retirement, the founder and director of the Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Career Program at the Princeton Senior Resource Center. Previously Carol was a college professor, hospitality consultant and a food service manager. She has both an MBA and PhD from New York University, and is a Certified Retirement Coach.

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