In today’s world, people’s careers don’t end like they used to.
Gone are the gold watches, and the retirement dinners and celebrations. Instead, many people find themselves leaving their jobs earlier than they wanted…they become over-priced, or outdated and find themselves faced with the choice of “early retirement” or downsizing. Others find that they cannot afford to “retire” and end up working far longer than want, often taking jobs that are not meaningful to them.
Often, people just stop working…and retirement is not a “line in the sand” but, rather, a fuzzy construct that offers little certainty about whether someone is truly “retired”.