The obstacles to the baby boomers enjoying retirement seem to be many. You can still retire if...
You know exactly what and who you can count on in the coming years.
Playing the blame game is not productive...make sure your pity party is behind you.
The bottom line is that you are going to have to take charge...no one is going to help you...the game has changed a lot and not for the better for those wanting to enjoy retirement.
This does not mean retirement is impossible, far from it, we have been retired for 18 years, learn from our experiences.
Just be open-minded, to retirement lifestyles that you may or may not have thought of before.
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Sorry to rain on your parade...but the above is reality. The timing for baby boomer retirement could not be worse. The first of those boomers, are now reaching "normal" retirement age of 65 in 2011. Although retired for 18 years and 66 years of age, I am in the same boat...I want to stay retired.
Use the time before you retire to devise a way to supplement your income now. If you do this now...you will retire with confidence...not with concerns over money. Here is my personal suggestion, retire online, it is working for me...it will do the same for you.