Despite being called the ‘Golden Years,’ retirement is not always easy. The combined challenges of saving enough to live on, frequently declining health, and limited mobility can make retirement a difficult period for many people.
According to a 2010 survey from Allianz Life Insurance Company, Baby Boomers in the United States shared that their biggest retirement-related fears were a combination of health and financial concerns, with the apprehension of outliving their retirement savings topping the list,
When it comes to saving for retirement, how do you think you compare to your peers? Are you ahead of the pack, or falling behind?
As recently reported by Forbes.com, retirement advisors say there is a gap of about $250,000 between what most people have saved for retirement, and the kind of lifestyle they hope to achieve during their retirement years.
It looks like a typical retirement party: friends and colleagues gather to toast their departing peer, while enjoying snacks and hearing speeches. But Stryker, the retiree and guest of honor, isn’t a Baby Boomer; he is turning nine years old this spring and he’s a Labrador dog.
As reported by The Seattle Times, Stryker retired last week after seven years working for airplane manufacturer Boeing, where he sniffed out suspected bombs, luggage, and abandoned bags.