You must be registered to comment and vote on comments.
Welcome to the new year.
Maybe it's time to de-emphasize the whole concept of retirement. While most people won't have enough resources to come anywhere near the popular fantasies of Caribbean beaches and cruising on the Rhine, I have also seen a small but significant number who scrimped and denied themselves their whole lives in pursuit of a retirement that probably won't be what they expected. I personally know people in their fifties who have never bought an airline ticket, but imagine that they are going to travel the world starting on the magical day they retire. I have a defined benefit pension, deferred compensation, and of course Social Security but I plan to keep working full time with no planned date of "retirement" (and enjoying my vacations) until it's just not feasible to continue.
Your comment is being reviewed for inclusion on the site.
Comments will be reviewed before being published.
425 Portland Av. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55488
© 2013 StarTribune. All rights reserved.
StarTribune.com is powered by Limelight Networks