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Well Being has three dimensions.
For a brief introduction to the
Retirement Well Being Model,


John E. Nelson

      I'm a researcher, writer and speaker on the topic of retirement planning. I created the Retirement Well Being model for a PhD in Adult Education that I'm currently completing at the University of Wisconsin. For many years, I consulted on the technical aspects of employer sponsored retirement plans.

      The Retirement Well Being model has been adopted by government, non-profit and for-profit employers as the structure for their employee retirement education programs. People like it because it's based on what everyone wants -- money, healthy and happiness. But at the same time, it integrates the heavy-duty research being conducted across many scientific disciplines.

      The Retirement Well Being model is also the foundation for a book I'm writing with Richard Bolles, author of the all-time best selling career guide, What Color Is Your Parachute?  Our book will be published by Ten Speed Press in 2007, and is titled What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement.

      You can reach me at [email protected].

      P.S.  In case you're wondering, that fellow on the coin is Janus, from Roman mythology. He symbolizes transition, seeing the past and future at the same time. That's why the first month of the year is named after him. Seems appropriate for retirement planning, don't you think?