Rather than seeing retirement as a time to lounge around relaxing, eight out of ten baby boomers say they expect to continue working as “retirees”, and many plan to go back to school. It seems that the very concept of retirement that prior generations had is now changing as soon to be retirees plan active retirement lifestyles.
A recent survey by Allstate Financial sheds light on what people heading for retirement expect to spend their time doing.
The top five activities those retiring soon plan on enjoying are:
As, Ken Dychtwald, an author of books on health and aging issues, puts it, “People will pursue freedom, not retirement.”
The idea of retirement, then, is changing – from a chance to do less with our time – to an opportunity to do more of what we really want to do.
“People will reinvent themselves in new work.”
What are your active plans for retirement?