Baby Boomers and the New Retirement

by Anne Holmes on September 4, 2009

Many baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, were sitting pretty a couple years ago. With talk of retirement, they had hopes of  spending their free time with family and friends, or possibly volunteering for a favorite cause.

A perfect example is our friend who retired and bought a modest home at the beach. We saw his wife, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren while vacationing.  We asked where he was. They answered, “It’s so sad. Due to the economy, he had to go back to work.”  It hardly seems fair.

We all know he’s just one baby boomer suffering through this economy and facing the new retirement, which may be no retirement for many years.

If you are a boomer and happen to be one of the lucky ones considering some type of scaled down retirement, according to Jan Cullinane, author of  The New Retirement, you should be asking yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have enough?
  • Have you had enough?
  • Do you have enough to do?

Follow this link to learn more about this topic from Jan!

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