Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Anderson Layman's Blog has a fascinating chart and some perspectives on the notion of retirement.

The entire concept has always struck me as odd unless there is a medical reason or the person has not truly retired but instead has moved into another job.

What are you going to do? Sit at home and watch TV?


CincyCat said...

I'm starting to believe the definition of "retirement" is changing. For some, it truly means they will never punch a time clock again (the more traditional definition). For others, it means they have the *choice* to punch a time clock or not, because they are financially secure/independent, and/or have alternate streams of income besides a traditional j-o-b. I hope to be in the latter category some day.

Michael Wade said...


I think you are correct. Redefining retirement and work can make more sense than leaving the workplace entirely.


Dan in Philly said...

I can't understand why I would want to work in a job where the only thing I look forward to is quitting.

I've been working for years to try to enjoy my job more and more, and for the most part I enjoy my work way more than when I was at the entry level. If this continues, why would I rush to retire just when my job satisfaction was at its highest (and compensation at its highest, too)???

Michael Wade said...


Good points!