The changing face of retirement


This week, as I had dinner with two professional women who also work in the field of accounting, we discussed the concept of retirement. How many people do you know who talk about their dream of retiring early? They're planning on retiring in their 50s and living a life of leisure for the rest of their years.

The concept doesn't sound horrible if you've saved enough money to do so. But is it really all it's cracked up to be? I mean, Americans are living longer. It's not out of the question to think that we might live to be 90 or 100 or more. I just can't imagine not working for the last 40 or 50 years of my life.

You see, we professional ladies all said that we like our work. It's fulfilling. We make good money doing it. We actually enjoy it. So what will retirement look like for us? Certainly not sitting around counting our piles of money.

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