Summary of 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal
From 55, UNDEREMPLOYED, AND FAKING NORMAL: Your Guide to a Better Life by Elizabeth White. Copyright © 2016, 2019 by Elizabeth White. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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Aging advocate Elizabeth White’s part-memoir, part-how-to text evokes regret and hope. You will regret not reading it sooner and you may feel resentful about the economic factors that strand many older adults – 55 and beyond – on a downward fiscal spiral. The upside: You will welcome her lessons on frugal living, meaningful choices and new career paths. Decades from now, you’ll be grateful that your younger self found time to read it.
About the Author
Elizabeth White is a frequent guest blogger and conference speaker. Her work has appeared in Barrons, Forbes, The Huffington Post, MarketWatch, Next Avenue, the American Society for Aging newsletter and The Washington Post, and she has appeared on the PBS NewsHour. Her TEDx Talk, now on the main TED stage, has more than 1.5 million views. White is a nonprofit executive and advocate for aging solutions.
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4 months agoSome might say it is realistic, but i find the outlook suggested by this book is quite grim, especially when the author recommends drastically lowered expectations (in polite terms) as integral part to retirement planning.