July 16, 2020

If you’re a late-career professional trying to figure out retirement, this pandemic poses a triple threat.  You’re contending with the potentially greater risk of medical complications, it can be hard to explore popular post-work activities right now (such as volunteer...

March 6, 2020

There’s an old joke about a couple who were celebrating their 50th anniversary.  When asked about the secret to their long marriage the husband replied, “when we got married, we made a pact that no matter what happens, we would always go out twice a week.”  His wife no...

January 2, 2020

One of the functions of work is that it provides structure to our lives.  Even if your work is quite varied, chances are you still follow a schedule of some sort.  Now, for just a moment, imagine having no place to go, no appointments, and no schedule.  Some people are...

December 25, 2019

There are some interesting findings in the past two Retirement Surveys conducted by the nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies®.  The respondents included over 1800 employers and roughly 6000 workers.  Here is a noteworthy selection from the report:...

May 7, 2019

The other evening, I ran into a friend Peter who I hadn’t seen in some time.  He appeared relaxed and contented, and he informed me that he retired last year.  We chatted about his various pursuits and initiatives.  Peter related a story about a colleague at his old co...

November 20, 2017

Most of us have beliefs and assumptions about retirement, often based on what we’ve witnessed among friends and relatives.  Yet the reality of retirement may not always coincide with our expectations, which makes it that much more important for you to give serious thou...

November 2, 2017

I had coffee last week with an esteemed colleague who offers pre-retirement counseling like me. We were discussing how notions of retirement have changed over the past few decades, so much so that many people have tried to coin new terms to replace the word “retirement...

May 5, 2017

We’ve all seen the ads on television telling us to plan for retirement and save more money. They’re absolutely correct and the earlier you start the better. But whether or not you build the nest egg you want, you still need to be psychologically prepared. In fact, I’ve...

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