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Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing Retirement


with Chris Farrell, Sr. Economics Contributor – Marketplace, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Author Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life


In his new book, which won solid praise from the Wall Street Journal, Chris explores a new way of thinking about retirement, something he calls “Unretirement”, at a time when almost 10,000 baby boomers retire everyday. Chris and Steve discuss the numerous benefits of an “unretired” lifestyle and how historical perspectives on retirement are gradually eroding and giving way to progressive new thinking. In addition to personal benefits, they also explore the advantages that “unretired” seniors bring to corporations and the communities they live in.

They also discuss the pros and cons of relocating after retirement, and Chris talks of the many pros of not relocating, tying them into surveys and data on what really motivates seniors. Chris points out that a steady paycheck only gets about a 15% weighting on a retiree’s list of what they miss in retirement… and there’s a large 85% of other things that should also be factored into retirement decision-making. Finally, he offers a few tools and strategies on how to “unretire”.

I've been an investment strategist and adviser for over 35 years, leading with a mission of unbiased advice to educate and protect listeners on my weekly radio show on NPR affiliates nationwide. I have been named a “Top 100 Wealth Advisor” by Worth Magazine and “Top Advisor” by Reuters.