The Best Retirement Plan Is Having A Job You Love


(Published Feb. 22, 2015 in the Huffington Post. For the entire post, click on the link below)

Recently a Baby Boomer boldly declared: “At this stage in my life, I would love to work on the issues I truly care about!” After a brief pause she added: “If only the Golden Handcuffs didn’t hold me back.”

Many Boomers would like to change to a career with more passion and purpose, but they are held back for similar reasons. Some of the typical statements I hear include:

  • “I am too old to start over in a new career.”
  • “People won’t pay for the work I am passionate about.”
  • “A new career wouldn’t allow me to make nearly as much income as I make now.”

When I probe deeper, I often find that the underlying reason for these concerns is the fear of jeopardizing a financially secure retirement.  Click here for the whole story