Retirement more difficult than many imagine
Katie Brockman of The Motley Fool cites two alarming statistics. One is a study in the Journal of Population Ageing that found those who were retired were about twice as likely to report feeling symptoms of depression than those who were still working. Two, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes suicide rates for men are highest among those age 75 and older. The central message is free time can prove challenging. Brockman suggests a gradual retirement may mean a happier retirement, meaning one should consider not going straight from 40 hours worked per week right to zero. Read her full article here.