For some people, there is a natural progression toward retirement. They know exactly when it's time to call it quits. For others, thoughts about when to retire make them nervous, and the decision isn't easy. Determining the right time to retire can become mind-numbingly complex when you consider all of the personal and financial factors that come into play. For those individuals and couples who are on the fence and not sure about the right time to retire, you're not alone.
The label 'retired' no longer reflects the busy, happy people who find fulfillment after work.
I’d like to see us commit as a nation to creating lifelong homes. Only 4 percent of the 65-plus population goes to a nursing home. Most are at home for a long, long time. We should make this a priority, just as we did with creating more energy efficient homes. This could involve certifying a package of age-related home improvements — the kinds of things we did for my parents — and coming up with public and private strategies for financial support. Second, we ought to be thinking about how we accessorize communities for an aging population. Today, we build parks for children.