Reader Reviews

Reader Reviews

“Enjoyed your book thoroughly. Very insightful and helpful. I wish I had this book years ago.”

Mike Q.Boston, MA


“Compact and easy to read, the book offers clear, concise and thought-provoking ideas for dealing with the changes retirement always brings. The book is pertinent, helpful, even inspirational for both men and women… Group discussions based on the book would be a natural.”

Wendy and and Don F.—Toronto, ON


The Four Phases of Retirement is readable, understandable and sensible. A wealth of applicable information is gleaned from a short, focused read. The book prepares YOU – as opposed to just your finances – for a new kind of retirement, and as a result, for a new, happier, and more fulfilled kind of you. This book is the new mandatory retirement gift!

Ann M-S– Waterdown, Ontario


“This book provides a great complement to traditional financial retirement planning. It is thought provoking, well organized and easy to read. I found myself going back to read it a second time. The examples used made it more personal and relative to my own retirement experience. I highly recommend this book, whether you are contemplating retirement or are already in one of the four phases.”

JoAnn P.—Minneapolis, MN


“Whatever circumstances lead to your retirement, prepare yourself for the journey. This book captures the typical stages we all go through, and Dr. Moynes explains each phase in a clear and encouraging fashion. Recognizing the phases, how to deal with them and how to make these the best years of your life is the goal of this book. It’s a gem…easy to read and full of good advice.”

Dennis P.—Burlington, ON


“A concise, easy-to-follow look at the phase of life called retirement. It’s a must-read for anyone getting ready to retire or who has transitioned to the uncertain days ahead. Dr. Moynes presents his research in a logical way, along with a number of interesting case studies. All personnel departments should have this book available for staff preparing to retire…heck, forget the gold watch; all retirees should be presented with this book at their retirement party!”

Jim M.—Thunder Bay, ON


“The structure of the book is easy to follow, concise and very thought-provoking. The font size is excellent– we’re seniors after all. I’m forwarding your book to my younger brother who deals with high net-worth clients. These people obviously have enough money, but are they happy in their retirement?

Gary W.—Detroit, MI


“Excellently written and great information! I will highly recommend it to friends.”

Ed B.—Bangor, ME


Are you thinking about how to prepare for retirement and what to expect? Are you already retired but find yourself “stuck” or wondering “what now”? Are you looking for a “calling” and not just something to keep you busy? Wherever you are in the retirement process, this book provides a roadmap that enables one to find their way to a new destination. In addition to the framework provided by the four phases, Dr. Moynes incorporates key questions and suggestions that help one navigate each step along the journey. If making a difference is important, you will find the process described in the fourth phase very enlightening, helpful, and worthwhile. This is a book for one’s library, one that will likely be pulled off multiple times.

Don K—Louisville, KY


“Extremely helpful read for anyone who has retired or is close to retirement. It specifically helped me understand my retirement related experiences. And, perhaps best of all, the writer provided explicit examples of sound strategies for reaching Phase 4, usually the most personally rewarding phase. It describes how, during the retirement years, you can add value to your life and to the lives of others.”

Willis F.—Bonita Springs, FL


“I personally have not retired, but have been an interested and emotionally connected observer of my wife’s journey and the journey of many colleagues through the stages insightfully described by the author. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable read and a valuable contribution to all those who are retired or about to retire in a world changing at a remarkable pace. The author beautifully explores the tensions and offers ways to deal with one’s need to rediscover and redefine one’s passion and purpose. Seldom does one get such good insights in a warm, easy read. And imagine! All of this in an hour’s read.”

Paul P.—Toronto, ON


“Hi Riley:

I have just finished reading your book, The Four Phases of Retirement and decided to write you a note. I read it easily and found it very interesting. I did the exercises reflecting back to what phases in my life really were using my talents best. I realize that sometimes we do not know where our talents lie, and sometimes others can squelch them. I am going to pass on my copy to a family member who is facing retirement, a move, and many big decisions.

Your book has inspired me to attend a meeting of knitters at the YMCA this week to see if I can add anything to those who attend. Currently I am the prayer shawl coordinator for First Presbyterian Church and have about 12 women knitting for this outreach of the church. Our outreach visitation person is able to take a shawl to a shut in, or someone who is undergoing health challenges, and the gift made with love is always well received.

Thanks for your inspiring story and challenge.”

Fiona M.—Collingwood, Ontario