Wednesday, October 07, 2009

My Domestic Church Daily Clips 10/08/2009



  • Mr. Pete and I have already come to the conclusion that we will quit working when we're dead. I think retirement is a modern concept whose time has passed!


    • The whole concept of retirement is fairly recent, an experiment that began with the creation of Social Security in 1935, observes Ken Dychtwald, a gerontologist and authority on aging in the U.S.

      With the country facing massive unemployment during the Great Depression, Social Security was a way of providing older workers with guaranteed income so that they could leave their jobs, freeing up slots for younger workers.





    • As the leading edge of the baby-boom generation turns 60 this year, "it's time to retire retirement," declares Dychtwald, author of The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life.




    • Not incidentally, it's also about continuing to earn money, now that only 17% of those employed outside government entities can expect to receive traditional pension checks in retirement. And the new retirement is about saving more.




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