About the author

Dr Bruce Manners is an experienced retiree, having retired at the end of 2014. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, a church pastor and a magazine editor. Based in Melbourne, he’s a presenter who continues to write and research, assisted by a PhD (Sociology) he earned along the way.

Retirement Ready? Offers a personal and practical guide to making the most of the exciting opportunities of retirement and meeting its inevitable challenges. While life is uncertain, planning for this stage of life gives the best possibilities for living well in retirement.


“This book has been thoughtfully and warmly written and provides a good insight into the world of retirement. It explores the many issues facing those about to retire in an easy-to-read manner. It's a helpful, informative guide.”

—Jill and Owen Weeks, co-authors of Where to Retire in Australia


“Bruce Manners has put together a thoroughly enjoyable and necessary read for all those moving towards or adjusting to retirement. Don’t wait to read it.”

—Darren Morton, author, Live More Happy, and director, Lifestyle Research Centre, Avondale University College

Book details

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Signs Publishing Company
Cost: Normally $29.95, current special price $26.95 includes postage (Australia only)

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