Donner, E. Michael, III; Sze, Gordon; Bluth, Edward I.
Successful retirement planning requires a determination of which activities and relationships may replace those associated with the current full-employment position. Next, there must be acceptance of leaving the profession behind. Finally, the individual must determine the specific decisions and actions that must be made to transition to successful retirement in the future. To be successful, the entire process should occur over a period of several years. Alternatively, bridge employment may play a significant role in the transition from full-employment to full-time retirement.