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 Contact Information for Ernie Zelinski

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Ernie Zelinski has been semi-retired for over 25 years and has spent that time hanging around coffee bars such as the Sugarbowl and the Second Cup in Edmonton and the Bread Garden and Kalhoun's in Vancouver. These coffee bars are where he does most of his work and experiences the joy of not working.

Ernie is the author of the international bestseller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor, which has sold over 310,000 copies sold and has been published in 9 languages.

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Ernie Zelinski is best known as the author of The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked, published by Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California, and which has sold over 295,000 copies and has been published in 17 languages.

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Ernie's most recent book is an inspirational novel called Look Ma, Life's Easy: How Ordinary People Attain Extraordinary Success and Remarkable Prosperity. It has been published as an ebook on Amazon's Kindle format and was also published in print in 2016.

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Feature articles about Ernie and his best-selling books have appeared in major newspapers including USA TODAY , Oakland Tribune, Boston Herald, The Washington Post, National Post, Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, and Toronto Star.

He has been interviewed by over 100 radio stations and has appeared on CNN TV’s Financial News, CBC TV’s Venture, and CTV’s Canada AM.

Ernie has a B.Sc. in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Alberta. He occasionally speaks professionally on the subjects of book marketing, solo-entrepreneurship, early retirement, and applying creativity to business and leisure.

Ernie lives in Edmonton, where, besides hanging around his favorite coffee shops with his laptop, he enjoys running, cycling, tennis, reading, and traveling. 

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For more information about early retirement planning expert Ernie Zelinski, including his best-selling books, particularly Career Success Without a Real Job, The Joy of Not Working, and How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free contact:



Ernie Zelinski


Contact Telephone: 780-434-9202

VIP BOOKS  / Creative Global Solutions
P.O. Box 4072
Edmonton, AB,
T6E 4S8  Canada


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Copyright 2017 by Ernie Zelinski,

Author of The World's Best Retirement Book

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A gold watch is the most appropriate gift for retirement, as its recipients have given up so many of their golden hours in a lifetime of service.
— Harry Mahtar

The requirements for successful retirements
are, of course, simple to map out: Begin saving earlier in life, set aside larger
percentages of your pay, invest wisely in low-cost funds, avoid debt, pay off
your mortgage, defer Social Security to boost payouts, and work past traditional
retirement age to make sure you don't run out of money. Stay healthy, too, so your medical expenses don't eat you alive.
We might as well complete this fairy tale by advising you to make sure you find a job with a traditional pension, and
to only work for employers with AAA credit
ratings and great health insurance.
— from US NEWS

Sometimes it's important to work for that
pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply
consists of choosing which color to slide
down on the rainbow.
— Douglas Pagels  

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Everyone needs a reason to put their shoes on in the morning [when they retire]. If you put on the slippers, you'll end up
dragging your feet all day.
— Norma Fagan


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Whatever the challenge of a new age, in the end what really counts is not the years in our lives but the life in our years. It is not about longevity, but the depth of life. Long ago I learned that age does not wither the mind if people remain positive. No one is too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. It is a mind game. As Churchill suggested, "The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."
— Singapore Retiree Jennie Chau



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