Robert Laura is the Retirement Activist who is committed to changing the way people think about and prepare for every aspect of retirement. His nationally syndicated columns at Forbes.com and Financial Advisor magazine reflect his ground breaking efforts to challenge the status quo of traditional retirement planning.
As a former social worker and certified personal trainer turned money manager and author, he has found that retirement is among the most fascinating, yet least understood, phases of life. Through interviews with celebrities, professional athletes, entertainers, leading experts, and his own clients, he’s develop a powerful message to tackle the mental, social, spiritual, and financial aspects of retirement. His objective is simple: to help people create a no-regrets retirement plan.
As a Retirement Activist, Robert founded RetirementProject.org and authored Naked Retirement, as well as a number of guides to help individuals succeed in this next chapter of life. In addition to his own writings, he frequently appears in major business media such as Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Investor’s Business Daily, Yahoo Finance, The Street, and more.
Robert’s presentations are ideal for every group, from business owners and executives to employees, associations, and senior citizens. His charismatic and humorous style allows his audiences to get educated in an entertaining way as he creates a memorable experience that touches both the mind and heart. With thought-provoking insights, vivid stories, and a frequent dose of humor, he reaches audiences in a way they do not forget.
His presentations are comfortable and enlightening because he helps people see the solutions for retirement and investing success through their own personal experiences and beliefs. In this manner he provides not only guidance, but also the motivation people need to attain the retirement and financial life they deserve.
Robert conducts both trainings for other financial professionals as well as workshops and webinars for individuals and couples designed to help people prepare for every aspect of retirement. He has been a speaking and teaching economic, investment, and retirement based programs for over 15 years. He is married to his amazing wife Amie, and together they have a blended family with four children; Connor 10, Ava 9, Lucas 8, and Drake 7.