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What will you do when you retire?

Published: December 6, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 15

(15) Rebecca, February 15, 2009 10:01 AM

Will we be able to afford retirement?

I think the bigger question now is, will those of us who are not retired yet ever be able to afford to? with this economic recession, will everyone's pension plan be gone? Let's pray that having something productive to do when/if we retire is our only worry. A friend of ours who retired a few years ago is now trying to get a job anywhere just to get by. How can we make sure that older people live comfortably and securely throughout their years of retirement?

(14) AL Resn, December 23, 2008 9:53 AM

Retiring? Hell no!!

I am 91,enjoying what I do, and expect to retire when I am no longer vertical.

(13) Anonymous, December 12, 2008 8:51 AM

Yes, please elaborate

Yes, I agree. I for one would very much like to know suggestions, example, helpful tips....

(12) Anonymous, December 11, 2008 12:43 PM

And the point is?

I respect the Rabbi and I respect that he may have only a short time to talk with us. Having said that, I find this article is only a 3 second message: "make a plan for your retirement". Next time I would hope the Rabbi would offer ideas e.g. books or informative articles to read, actual suggestions such as volunteer work, hobbies, exercise programs and the like. I am newly retired. My advice is to schedule SOME of your time to include when you wake up and when you lie down (sound familiar?), when you volunteer at Temple and when you exercise. Enjoy the remaining time as UNstructured time available for any special projects reading a good book, meeting friends, etc. For me, having some, but not all my time, with structure is a good way to start retirement.

(11) SusanE, December 10, 2008 7:37 PM

I Applaud Ruth H's. Insight

Ruth, Your comments and your insight about life before and after retirement are wonderful. Thank you for writing about Live Your Passion. I agree wholeheartedly with everything you say. Thank you Rabbi for this weeks "Something to Think About".

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