I know that a lot of personal finance blogs out there talk as if everything is about money but often times money is only a component of the issue and it may not even be the biggest component. That’s why I wanted to highlight this article about retirement because it talks about actually dealing with being retired and some of the emotional aspects that you probably don’t think about because it’s hard to foresee these sorts of things and almost harder to plan for them, compared to the financial parts.
Nor are baby boomers certain of how much time they will have to plan. Since Congress struck down mandatory retirement in 1986, many people have chosen to work into their 70s ? only to find that when they do finally quit, their friends and, possibly, their spouses have died, their children live far away, and they have no idea how to fill their days.
Source: NY Times