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Is Retirement Bad for Your Health?

September 23, 2020

As financial planners, we spend a lot of timing talking about the finances and mathematics surrounding retirement.  The assumption is that retirement is always a good thing, and a goal to strive for.  But it turns out HOW you retire can be very important to your mental and physical health. 

Sure, work life is stressful for many.  And stress isn't good for your mental or physical health.  But turns out that retirement can be risky for your health as well, if it isn't done right.  This Ted Talk presents some interesting insights on the topic.  The biggest takeaways are a) routine is actually good for you.  b) mental stimulation and challenge is important (and crossword puzzles don't cut it!) c) a sense of purpose is critical in retirement.   This is a must see for anyone planning retirement!   I will let the speaker take it from there.