Wondering what to do with all that free time? Add this book to your retirement bucket list and find out! 2014 North American Book Award Winner for General Non-Fiction.Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Silver Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)."This book is chock full of ideas of ways to be active and involved after a retirement." (IBPA judge)Energize Your Retirement: Stories of Passionate Pursuits presents retirees (ages 59 through 84) across the United States who found their passion in fun, meaningful, and stimulating activities. Enjoy entertaining personal stories, fascinating facts, and multiple resources to help you begin your new chapter in life.Meet Harriet, the mushroom hunter from Oregon; Kevin, the woodturner from Massachusetts; Voni and her husband, Paul who leave their home in Texas and ride their motorcycles for four months of the year. Learn from Bill, the magician; Nancy, the target shooter; Patrick, the triathlete, and many other energized retirees involved in fascinating activities. They tell their stories in their own words, radiating an enthusiasm for their pursuits that will encourage others to find satisfaction in their retirement years. They talk about how got started, how much time they devote to this activity; and most important, what satisfaction it brings. Each interview includes a budget estimate of expenses to get started.Most retirement books concentrate on financial advice; how to save and how to manage those savings. Yes, financial preparation is critical, but equally important is deciding what to do with your time. Energize Your Retirement is the positive face of retirement.