I am thrilled to be interviewing our two guests this month because I believe their shared wisdom will inspire you with specific steps to help you enjoy your life more and possibly allow you retire to something rather than from something.

On August 14, I will interview international best-selling author, Ernie Zelinski,  and we will discuss how one of his books inspired me to take the plunge to early retirement at just 48 years old.  My idea was to use my passions and unique abilities to create an all new career – coaching, speaking, and writing.

I interview top business consultant and best-selling author, Mary Ellen Tribby, on August 28. She will share specific ways you can turn your passions into income by creating an online business in what she calls the “Laptop Lifestyle.”

In addition, she is giving us her free report you can download called, Secrets to Living the Laptop Lifestyle:  How to Leave 9-5 Behind and Make More Money!

In my article this month, The New Retirement Solution, I share the stories of three women I’ve worked with who have reinvented retirement.

We’ve added a new column featuring movie reviews by our resident movie critic and author, Brent Marchant.  His reviews are based on the Law of Attraction and will give you a new perspective on movie watching.

And finally, we will be featuring a new book or e-book each month.  This month, we feature Lewis Schiff’s fabulous book, The First Habit.  His work is backed by intense research as well as interviews with over 1000 millionaires and billionaires.  I promise if you begin reading it, you won’t want to put it down because his wisdom is pure gold.  This book is also sold on Amazon, but he is making it free for our Smart Women Community!

Katana Abbott is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Certified Senior Advisor who began her financial planning career in 1987 with Ameriprise Financial Services.  Because of her personal experiences with financial abuse, death, disability, divorce, and caregiving, she teaches women how to take charge of their finances, create wealth and prepare for expected and unexpected life events. Katana is an inspirational speaker, author and the host of Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers. She is the founder of the Designated Caregiver® program and the Smart Women Companies.  She has been married to DSO French hornist, Mark Abbott, for over 30 years and they have two daughters.  To learn more and connect with Katana, visit her at www.KatanaAbbott.com