"For this next phase of my life,
I want to use my skills and life experience
to help people with important life planning
– to help them live long and prosper!"
Steve Vernon, founder of Money for Life
Steve Vernon, F.S.A., is president of Rest-of-Life Communications, a firm dedicated to producing unbiased, trusted information and strategies to help working people prepare for their retirement years. After spending more than 30 years as a consulting actuary, helping large employers design and manage their retirement programs, Steve founded Rest-of-Life Communications in order to pursue his passion for helping people achieve their retirement goals. Steve also consults to Mercer’s Retirement, Risk and Finance business.
Steve is one of the most sought-after retirement experts in the country. He is frequently quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, New YorkTimes, Los Angeles Times, USAToday, BusinessWeek, Fortune Magazine, Kiplinger’s, and Money Magazine. He is an experienced speaker, having delivered more than 300 presentations, keynote addresses and workshops based on his published works:
The book, Recession-Proof Your Retirement Years: Simple Retirement Planning Strategies That Work Through Thick or Thin
The DVD, The Quest: For Long Life, Health and Prosperity
The book, Live Long & Prosper! Invest in Your Happiness, Health and Wealth for Retirement and Beyond
The book, Don’t Work Forever! Simple Steps Baby Boomers Must Take To Ever Retire
Steve volunteers on relevant committees for the Society of Actuaries:
Committee for Post-Retirement Needs and Risks
Task force for Individual Post-Retirement Financial Strategies
Task force for Segmenting the Middle Market: Retirement Risks and Solutions
He is also an advisor to the Institutional Retirement Income Council (IRIC), a nonprofit organization devoted to educating plan sponsors on the issues relating to generating retirement income from defined contribution plans.
Steve lives in Oxnard, California with his wife Melinda; between the two of them, they have five grown children in their extended family. Steve enjoys hiking, skiing and water sports, is engaged with the human potential movement, and holds a third degree black belt in aikido.