Just want to say how much I love this magazine! I have been a subscriber for many years and always enjoy each issue and read it cover to cover. Occasionally there is something I don’t agree with, but that’s okay. Sometimes there are things I don’t completely understand, but that’s okay too. Keep up the good work. I know the dear Lord Jesus is happy with what you are doing.
Your article was a good summary of the situation facing retirees today. However, most of the examples of retirees doing something purposeful after retirement were people who had held leading positions in their field of work with presumably large salaries. The article definitely needed to portray what some ordinary workers have gone on to do.
Although the statistics of financial preparedness of folks over 50 came as no surprise, it was disturbing to read. But finance isn’t the only challenge in retirement; I like the article’s quote by D. L. Moody: “A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” Over the years, my wife and I planned carefully for retirement through our money management. I’m 68 and have been retired since 2012. But I told friends that I would still need a reason to get out of bed in the morning. As a believer in Christ, I’ve found that the Lord continually provides that reason. What a blessing it is to have the opportunity to finish life strong.
As a a career truck driver nearing 60, I find this story unrelatable. Almost all of your examples (except for the music teacher) are CFOs, partners, managing directors, doctors, etc. I find the issue of financial security a lot more relevant than the retirement concerns of those with ...1