Posts in: Work or Retire?

A Nice Place to Visit

0 comments / March 10, 2016

According to Forbes, Baby Boomers spend $157 billion (with a b) on travel every year (every year!) and rank travel as their #1 leisure activity. I have a friend who leaves today for Laos, undiscouraged at having had last year’s trip to Nepal cut short by the horrific earthquake, which left him camped out inRead more

Work or Retire? It’s Not That Easy

0 comments / February 18, 2016

More and more people claim they plan to keep working past the traditional retirement age. In 2015, about 36 percent of people over 25 said they planned to work past age 65. But things don’t always go according to plan, as the  University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) shows. The HRS has beenRead more

Are you ready for retirement?

0 comments / February 12, 2016

A Facebook quiz says five easy questions can help me determine if I’m ready for retirement. I answered truthfully–that my work is central to my identity, that I don’t really have much else going on, that I don’t know what I’d do with myself if I weren’t working. The quiz told me I’m ready toRead more

Pre-Retirement Burnout Is a Thing

0 comments / November 22, 2015

I burned a couple of professional bridges last week. That’s something I have been careful not to do in a long, mostly self-employed career. I’ve had a reputation for being more than a bit prickly, demanding of others but also of myself. In this case, I crossed the line to cantankerous. The difference: In theRead more

Retirement Planning: High Road or Low Road?

0 comments / October 22, 2015

This is what makes retirement planning difficult: A recent article in the AdviceIQ column of says: What about the adage that you spend 75% of your annual current expenses when you retire? Hogwash. If you are a spender, shopper, traveler or golfer, retirement gives you more time to spend more money on what youRead more