This book was written specifically for teachers who are either contemplating retirement or have recently retired, and it is based on two irrefutable facts: (1) Money alone will not guarantee retirement happiness, and (2) Although teachers share many elements of the retirement experience with others, some of their experiences, interests, viewpoints, and perceptions differ from those in other occupations. Based on these assumptions, Life After Teaching is different. First, we went to the experts. I am not referring to the self-proclaimed retirement experts. I am referring to 450 retired teachers (your retirement mentors) who responded to our online survey by sharing their experiences, impressions and advice on retirement. This research is current, unique and exclusive to Life After Teaching, and can be looked upon as an invaluable definitive guide to retiring from teaching. Second, given that the key to retirement happiness is to replace satisfactions lost from work, Life After Teaching includes a self-help workshop to ensure that satisfactions lost from teaching will be replaced in retirement. The workshop is based on more than 20 years experience conducting Life Goal Planning Workshops among thousands of pre and post retirees. Life After Teaching, in short, includes all the main ingredients to ensure that your retirement from teaching will be worthwhile and enjoyable.