Archives for Retirement
Life expectancy is ballooning, but really, who’s paying attention? I wasn’t, and the results were a transition that could have been better navigated. Entering my third act of life, I ended up confused in a swamp land of outdated information, no great “how-to” bestseller as a guide and social benchmarks that just didn’t fit anymore.
By this time tomorrow, 11,000 more people will turn 60 and this blog has touted best-selling author, Daniel Pink’s declaration that a revolution is on the way – a demographic revolution changing the future of the workplace.
Realizing at sixty that they have another twenty-five years to do the things that matter most, this best-educated, goal [...]
If you’ve been lucky enough to travel internationally, you probably met other travelers along your way. And you may have noticed: travelers from countries outside the United States usually travel for longer periods of time than Americans do.
How many Americans have you met recently who have vacationed for longer than a week? Right. Even a [...]
Hey ho, Gen Y. Are you watching your parents grapple with late-in-life work issues such as staying on top of their game in a youth-obsessed world, pensions, retirement and 2nd career issues? Your parents aren’t the only ones who will face these issues. You’ll have your chance too.
The difference is you might be facing them [...]
An article in today’s Wall Street Journal discusses the role of chance in saving for retirement, arguing that we can’t depend on the average 30-year return that’s often touted. Much depends on which 30-year period we’re investing in. If your career coincides with a relatively flat period or the markets, there’s going to be a [...]
Post-recession demographics are not only showing that baby boomers plan on working longer to recoup from the financial collapse. What’s also now clear is the way they intend to work in the future – and that has major consequences for talent managers, who must rethink their policies to support the new workplace realty that is [...]
How long will you live? Stop dithering and find out.
This calculator will change your life -http://calculator.livingto100.com/calculator or change the way you think about work and retirement.
No matter how old or busy you are, you’ll anticipate that number popping up at the end – the one that tells you (based on genetics, health, stress, etc.,) how [...]
The work-longer trend for Boomers has inspired its own brand of humor– “Die at Your Desk” “Work Till You Drop” “No Rest for The Weary”.
Do you know a Boomer who is not weary? Who doesn’t have to work, but does? I bet you do.
I’m one, and I just found out we’re a subgroup.
An afternoon visit to a Gen Y blog site has me looking for an antacid. Why? Smoldering resentment from the younger generation about Boomers.
“Couldn’t they just please retire so we can get some real work done.”
“God, they think they are always right.”
“And then he told this story about something that happened in the 70s. Geeez, [...]