A Professional Woman’s Journey to a
Financially and Emotionally Healthy Retirement
by Becky Kueker
Becky Kueker, nationally recognized speaker and Author, shares with her audiences her personal journey, a refreshing and humorous look at beginning a new life and facing the fear and anxiety associated with aging. She literally pulls the covers back exposing why she was Hiding in her Pajamas, how her marriage survived, as well as other issues surrounding the life-changing milestone of 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.
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.
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.
There has been so much conversation, all around the world, about the value of life once a person reaches 65. Ultimately, this begs the question:
Becky’s book “A Classic in Clown Shoes” was featured in Top Shelf’s magazine this week. Click here for the magazine page! Becky Kueker thought she
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