Until recently I thought about NOT writing this chapter. I didn’t want to write a pep talk. I certainly didn’t want to write a chapter trying to convince you to simply ignore today’s chaotic world and move on into your retirement and life planning as if nothing much was going on around you that really mattered.
Then I realized what I did want to write was an unflinching look at reality: We’re in a period of insecurity and change. The world isn’t going to end. We’re not going over a cliff. I’m not being pessimistic or hiding my head in the sand. We have retirement and life planning to do AND we’re going to do our planning and our living in times of significant uncertainty for the foreseeable future.
Several years ...