Most people in full time jobs across all income ranges have a clear choice to make at some point in their lives–continue working full time or retire from their current employer.  Some will be more prepared than others.  This week we focus on emotional preparation for full retirement and a glide path for a staged retirement.

Are you ready? Retirement is a complex experience for almost everyone, characterized by gains and losses and tremendous shifts in identity and routines.  Everyday Health offers guidance.  Click here to read the full article


Avoid the shock:  How to ease into retirement.  Some people make a smooth transition to retirement, but others have more trouble adjusting.  An expert on retirement and aging offers several suggestions on making the transition in this USA Today story.  Click here to read the full article


Easing into Leisure, One Step at a Time.  Many will retire from a long-time employer but not abandon work altogether.  They may downsize a home and take a “retirement job” (almost always with reduced pay). The New York Times shares several real-life stories.  Click here to read the full article


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