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15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning (Collection) by FT Press Delivers

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Maybe You Don’t Want to Retire

Frank Armstrong, III and Paul B. Brown

Could it be that the financial shortfall you are experiencing—due to the financial meltdown of 2008, your inability to save enough money, or some other factor—is actually a good thing? It could be if it forces you to think about the following sentence: “Maybe I don’t want to retire.”

It is not as strange a thought as it first may sound.

For some people, the concept of being able to retire is the thing that keeps them going while they are employed. They work hard at a job that they don’t particularly like and put up with bosses and/or colleagues that they would not have chosen, all in exchange for a much-needed paycheck.

Why? That’s simple. There is a family to feed, clothe, ...

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