049: A Review of "Retiring Retirement"


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We've heard that for years people are living longer! Now we are noticing a new phenomenon of older people who actually want to keep working. Today we review an article written by Linda Marsa, posted on Nautil.us, entitled "Retiring Retirement".   In This Episode We Look At: The aging of America is not the crisis that is often portrayed in the media or even in scholarly papers. “Today’s seniors are healthier, better educated, and more productive than ever,” Richard Johnson says. “The challenge we face is finding ways to harness their talents.” There have always been people who defy society’s expectations: Jimmy Carter, 91; Bernie Sanders, 74; George H.W. Bush, 91 With medical and technological breakthroughs we can reach our older years in better health than previously expected Our own thoughts of working into our 70's and 80's. Will Troy become an astronaut? Will Tim recite poetry in a beatnik coffee shop? Tune in to find out!   Today's Resources and Links: Source Article—Retiring Retirement Older People Are Happier—Ted Talk "Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life" by Chris Farrell [Affiliate Link]   One Thing You Can Do Today to Improve Your Financial World: While we normally advocate investing for your future, we challenge you today to invest in your health. For a healthier (and less expensive) life in your later years, combine regular exercise with responsible eating habits.   What Are Your Thoughts? If you have a question or comment about today's topic, we invite you to share your thoughts.