Published January 27, 2017
Our concept of retirement is undergoing a metamorphosis. Demographic, societal, and workplace trends have all converged to offer a stage of life—at mid-life and beyond—that is much more fluid and flexible than we previously thought possible. When planning for retirement, we are discovering that the “old rules” have been thrown out and that “no rules” apply.
In other words, our retirement experience has become a matter of personal definition. Because of increasing longevity and more active lifestyles, many individuals are viewing this time in life as an opportunity to explore their potential.
Instead of “not working,” retirement has come to mean emancipation, the freedom to choose the activities and pursuits they find the most satisfying and rewarding.