Finding My Retirement Passion Landed Me in Prison

“When I retired in 2001, at age 53, I looked forward to having plenty of time to travel and relax, without the burden of a schedule and obligations. After spending the bulk of my career as a management consultant on the road — 150 days a year — I was ready for a serious break.” Read More Here.

NYT OP-ED / My Faith-Based Retirement

“The only thing I haven’t dealt with on my to-do checklist is retirement planning. The reason is simple: I’m not planning to retire. More accurately, I can’t retire. My 401(k) plan, which was supposed to take care of my retirement, is in tatters.” Read More Here.

Many Workers in Public Sector Retiring Sooner

“MADISON, Wis. — As states and cities struggle to resolve paralyzing budget shortfalls by sending workers on unpaid furloughs, freezing salaries and extracting larger contributions for health benefits and pensions, a growing number of public-sector workers are finding fewer reasons to stay.” Read More Here.

More Baby Boomers Launch Encore Careers

“A growing number of people approaching retirement are pursuing encore careers, or late-career jobs that pay the bills while providing personal meaning or having a social impact. A new MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures report estimates that 9 million older workers, or about 9 percent of all people ages 44 to 70, are already in encore careers, up from 8.4 million in 2008.” Read More Here.

Forbes / Boomers Lead and Drive the New Wave of Entrepreneurs

“The buzz from startup executives, especially high-tech ones, has long been that startups are no place for Baby-Boomers (1946-1964) – you must have the high energy and crazy determination to work 20-hour days to succeed. Only the under-35 age group need apply.” Read More Here.

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