Her public voice began with a 2016 essay, when Harvard MBA and former World Bank employee and retail business CEO Elizabeth White decided to come out of the shadows to describe her post–Great Recession situation of living on the edge of economic survival: the loss of job prospects, the depletion of retirement savings in order […]
There’s a move abroad these days to attack the idea of retirement (“You’re too young to be
retired”). Two years into my own retirement from AARP, I want to make sure people have this benefit for years to come.
If you’re like me, you weren’t surprised to read about the recent study finding that two-thirds of retirees now say they are living in “the best home of their life.”
We should also take responsibility for changing social misperceptions about the “golden years” of old age and instead “steel ourselves” to forge a newer and better reality of elderhood.
As a young, healthy man I imagine my sense of security is much different my parents’, and theirs is that much different than their parents’.
The comments responding to my post Dangerous Myth of Reinvention are too good not to share.
The danger is that a counter-myth of dramatic and life altering transformation can also become radically disempowering and lead people to miss the value of much more subtle changes in one’s life and work.
Retirement planning must include the potential financial realities of care giving lest the burden arrive as a surprise, altering a household’s financial situation.