Retirement has evolved. In fact, retirement as we know it today is a relatively new invention. It used to be that most people worked until they became disabled or died. In 1940 when our Social Security system first began to pay out monthly benefits, an average retiree could expect to live about a decade in retirement. Life expectancies have increased, and for those of us that retire in our 40’s or 50’s, we may have several decades to enjoy in retirement.
To stay interested and engaged over the decades of retirement, you’re going to have to shake it up from time. If you just keep doing the same thing year after year after year, your retirement is going to get stale. Some ideas to keep it fresh are over at my U.S. News post, “5 Ways to Keep Retirement Exciting.”
This is a post from Retirement: A Full-Time Job