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

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6. Pursue Personal Growth and Learning

Education is a process of living, not a preparation for living.John Dewey

Myth: Boomers Have Difficulty Learning and Changing

When retirement was the expected next step in life after age 60, there was little impetus for learning and development, unless it was oriented toward bridge, golf, or other leisure pursuits. Today, boomers face a wide range of work and leisure opportunities extending 20–30 years into their future. To take advantage of these opportunities, boomers must continuously reassess their goals and keep their knowledge and skills current.

Educational resources have been traditionally concentrated on the young in order to prepare them for work and careers. Employers continue ...

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