Whether for financial reasons or to keep busy, retirement for many baby boomers will likely include a healthy dose of work. The retirement our parents and their parents aspired to when at 65 you left your working career for a life of leisure and relaxation is no longer the norm.
And it is not necessarily a bad thing. A job definitely has its good points as you engage with people each day and put yourself to the test to achieve goals and deadlines. Plus it is always nice to have a little additional money in our accounts although many have wisely come to realize that money is not all there is to a satisfying retirement.
With the reality that many boomers will be working into retirement, it becomes important to shape that retirement career into something that gives you enjoyment and satisfaction. This second act can be an opportunity to explore new interests and pursue your true passion.
Take a look at this weeks blog in US News & World Baby Boomers Plan Their Retirement Career for some additional thoughts on preparing for this important phase of retirement life.
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