Phil Cannella – Phillip Cannella Blog: Phil Cannella’s book,Crash Proof Retirement: The Planning Isn’t Over, speaks about his life growing up and the joy he remembers seeing on his grand pop’s face when he came home and said, “I did it! I’m retired!” He also remembers the tragedy that struck shortly after that day when his grand pop suffered a stroke, and the medical bills ate up his retirement funds.
If there’s one thing Phil Cannella has learned, it’s that retirement isn’t the end of the road. It’s not the end of the planning either. It’s actually the beginning of a new phase that requires a new set of planning.
Phil Cannella uses numerous real life analogies to explain this concept. One such analogy is the story of ten men who climbed Mount Everest. While they all reached the summit, exclaiming, “We did it!”, only six of them descended the mountain. You see, they were only half way there, and while they never thought coming down the mountain would claim their lives, it was the reality.
Another analogy Phil Cannella uses is football. He explains that it is the end score that counts, not the halftime score. Retirement isn’t the end; it’s only halftime, and Phil Cannella’s book will help you get the end score you want.