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The Man Who Couldn't Retire

With clients ranging from “last resorters” to millionaires, Bill Corry inhabits a world of fast-moving finances.

The Corrys are dedicated Pittsburgh sports fans. Here, Bill, Alexis and William are seen on the sidelines of a Pittsburgh Steelers game.

The Corrys are dedicated Pittsburgh sports fans. Here, Bill, Alexis and William are seen on the sidelines of a Pittsburgh Steelers game.

After a successful 21-year career advising high net-worth clients on life insurance and estate tax mitigation issues from offices in Florida, California and Pittsburgh, Bill Corry sold his business, and at age 44 retired. He could now kick back in the tranquil atmosphere of Vero Beach, which he and his wife Darcy love, and relax.

With thoughts of plenty of free time, they bought a yacht at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show which they named Will’s Catch because their then 10-year-old son William had helped to negotiate the sales price. That was in 2006. Today, the boat is still moored at the Quail Valley Yacht Club, but the family doesn’t use it much. Within a year of retirement Bill decided he would get back into business – maybe just not at quite the same level of intensity as before. But for the energetic and savvy businessman, there was little chance of that. Currently, Bill runs two growing businesses on two continents and is working harder than ever. And, despite the rigor of the work, he freely admits that he loves it, and Darcy acknowledges that he thrives on it.

Read the entire article in the January 2011 issue