We've all heard the numbers: 10,000 baby boomers a day are turning 65, what used to be the traditional age for retirement. While not everyone can afford to or wants to retire on the big 6-5, there are a couple of things that seem to be universally on the minds of those as they near retirement:
Running out of money.
So we don't know if we should be planning financially for 20 years of post-retirement life or 30? Or even 40! The National Institute on Aging says that the oldest old people age 85 or older-are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population.
Getting crazy bored.
The experts advise people to consider volunteering. Some people attempt to start businesses of their own, often based on their hobbies.
Loss of importance.
We enjoy feeling that our views count. We like having our opinions sought out. But retirement doesn't have to diminish your value. We know a guy who teaches at a community college, not because he has the financial need but because he likes how mentoring students makes him feel.
Living outside the pulse of society.
Keep interested in the world around you and step up your game. Get out more -- we mean that both in the literal and online sense. Broaden your social circles and your social media outreach.