Hiding in My Pajamas

A Professional Woman’s Journey to a
Financially and Emotionally Healthy Retirement

by Becky Kueker

After putting together a 25 year financial plan for retirement, and talking with hundreds of men and women around the U.S., Author Becky Kueker knows there are some nagging questions audiences have about their money and how to prepare for retirement. How do I know I am ready for retirement? What does it actually mean to close the door on your career? How do I handle the marital turbulence, emotional stereotypes, and financial challenges along the way? In this presentation that can be tailored specifically for the needs of your group—and the questions of the day—Becky will answer the questions she knows you have in this thought-provoking, but non-traditional, fun approach to planning for retirement. Becky is a nationally known speaker traveling around the U.S. providing presentations that relate to her personal journey. This presentation is a brutally candid look at a 25-year plan to retirement from a woman’s perspective.

To book Becky for a presentation, e-mail her at becky@beckykuekerauthor.com or call 314-322-3807.

IndieView with Becky Kueker, author of


The Back Flap

Becky Kueker thought she had it all, publishing a new book, Hiding in My Pajamas, three years ago, and launching a national speaking career traveling the country at 75. What more could you ask coming off a two year low after she retired struggling with the emotional stereotypes that deal with retirement and aging. It was not until a complicated surgery requiring six months in a wheelchair and endless rehab, turned her life in a new direction she could never have expected. Fighting fear, depression and the realization that she would once again have to start over, Becky shares her journey facing a new beginning discovering that it’s laughter that changes everything.

Meeting passionate people who inspired her, chapters are filled with poignant stories from women and men who have proven that aging does not have to define you and new beginnings are possible. Their stories are powerful and highlight the determination it takes to live your best life and what the passage of time means to how capable we are of embracing change.

Not being financially prepared for retirement has become a national epidemic. Her chapter, Learning to Live After Retirement, features stories from those who were not aware that not planning was just speculating and rolling the dice on what might be. The shock that their savings will not be sufficient to retain the lifestyle they lived before offers a glimpse of a generation not prepared.

Interviewing her husband and other men about retirement and aging highlights the unexpected marital turbulence that finds its way into very personal struggles that no one saw coming.

Finding humor every painful step of the way as she learns how to walk again, A Classic in Clown Shoes is a roller coaster ride of emotions resonating with honesty.

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Becky Kueler National Speaker and Author

About the Author, Becky Kueker

Becky Kueker retired from a 20-year career as a partner in a commercial architectural firm. Leading business development and forming strategic relationships with Fortune 500 companies around the world, she was named a top Woman of Achievement, was honored with a “Star Catchers” Award by the St. Louis County Library and is a recipient of the YWCA President’s Award honor.

Becky Kueler National Speaker and Author

What People Are Saying

A Classic in Clown Shoes” debuts in St. Louis!

There were so many one of a kind experiences during my book debut in St. Louis the past two weeks. From the fabulous event at St. Louis County Library to the amazing private reception hosted by Dr. Peggy Guest.

Becky Kueler National Speaker and Author


“Are you as comfortable with your retirement plan as you are in your pajamas?” for Perkins & Zayed, The Estate and Trust Law Group.

Becky Delivers Hope and Humor…

“In working with financial advisors and educational public events throughout the country, Becky is always my first choice for speakers. Few people can deliver a message that resonates with an audience like Becky. She is humorous, insightful, and an excellent storyteller that connects with audiences in a profound way. I have seen people laugh and cry when listening to her. You can’t get that range of emotion and connection with any other speaker when it comes to a healthy and hopeful retirement. She is the best in her domain.”