UNRETIREMENT: HOW BABY BOOMERS ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT WORK, COMMUNITY, AND THE GOOD LIFE by Chris Farrell
Gloom and doom naysayers have been saying for years that as the Baby Boomers retire they will suck Social Security and Medicare dry. This book tends to differ with that premise. Farrell states that many people enjoy the purpose, feeling of community and continued learning that working brings. People are healthier and living longer than ever before and want to keep working. Farrell entreats people to work for an extra six to eight years to really have a comfortable amount of savings for retirement. Individuals who are laid off from jobs before they are ready to leave the work force are starting up businesses in ever increasing numbers or starting in new careers. Baby Boomers tend to enjoy freedom from traditional work schedules and some companies are coming up with more flexible work schedules to accommodate them. Boomers have a lot to offer companies including experience and wisdom and America should jump on this!
This book was quite interesting and upbeat and would be of interest to anyone that can see retirement looming ahead on the pike whether or not you want to keep working into your late sixties or retire at 62.
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library