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Work Wanted: Protect Your Retirement Plans in Uncertain Times by Linda H. Lewis, James W. Walker

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1. Boomers, Do Your Thing Again!

There are no rules for how we behave at forty-two or fifty-nine. We will decide what is right and appropriate for us. We will take chances; we will seek out or create jobs that fulfill us, volunteer work that sustains us, family and friends who nourish us. We are not marching through prepackaged decades, checking them off on some master life list.—Susan Crandell, Thinking About Tomorrow

Myth: It’s Too Late to Make Big Changes

Under a widely held view, you have three phases of life: education (and growing up), a career (working, raising family), and retirement (withdrawal to a life of leisure). This implies that your career is monolithic and when it is over, it is over. Your destiny is retirement. ...

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