True to form, Baby Boomers are redefining retirement, too. The 76 million Americans born from 1946 to 1964 have driven major national trends in their lifetime and are living longer than any previous generation. Today, with the oldest of them having turned 60, some are already retired, or have been forced to retire, and many more are thinking seriously about retirement.
And there’s a lot to think about for the aging boomer:
Do you want to retire outright and never work again? How many years do you need to keep working before you can realistically afford to do that?
I am not William Shakespeare nor am I Kurt Cobain.
I realize this as I am sitting in Crescent City coffeehouse, rewriting the lyrics to the Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” for the annual Shakespeare Day at Louisiana Tech, whose theme was “Smells Like Shakespearit.”
Becoming a prolific poet or a grunge rocker from the 90s would at one time have sounded pretty cool to me, but doesn’t seem very practical or economical whatsoever now.