The concept of retirement is changing; no longer just many years of leisure.
The vision of retirement being 30 years or more of leisure living without work is changing, as many people realize that Americans are living a lot longer and can benefit emotionally, psychologically and financially by staying active. It’s something of a return to the attitudes of the early 1900’s when people worked as long as they were able and sitting idle was a foreign concept. Fast forward from mid-late 1900’s America to today, when traditional pension plans are becoming increasingly extinct and people are enjoying good health well into their 70’s & 80’s, more and more seniors are staying active in what used to be their retirement years. As this article by John Soto, appearing in The Eagle-Tribune (of northern MA & southern NH) explains, the new retirement is one where a very active and productive lifestyle also contributes to both physical well being and financial security. Click here to read more.