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Save Your Retirement: What to Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough or If Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown by Paul B. Brown, Frank Armstrong

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Chapter 3Maybe You Don’t Want to Retire

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, house, and put through school, ...

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