When someone else judges our retirement

When someone else judges our retirement

“Retirement means the lack of engagement; it is total disengagement,” the 40-something woman declared on the phone. As if that wasn’t off-putting enough, she continued, “People in your world should realize that once you retire, you’re no longer vital.” What? I would...
I lost my work friends when I retired

I lost my work friends when I retired

“Once you’ve been retired a couple of years, you realize you’ve lost your ‘work family,’” says a retired buyer for a large medical institution in Rochester, Minnesota. “I think we all intend to keep in touch after retirement, but truth be told, most don’t. Life...
Who supports your decision to retire?

Who supports your decision to retire?

Deciding when to retire is a big decision; in fact, it may be one of the most important ones we make during our lifetime. With our increased longevity over previous generations, many of us will live another 20, 30 or even 40 years after we leave our full-time careers....