GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011 - (Page 28)

Is retirement getting better or worse? Yes...and yes. It’s time to reset our expectations. BY KEN DYCHTWALD T en years ago the majority of Americans thought they’d be able to comfortably retire in their early to mid 60s*. Thanks to a lifetime of savings, guaranteed company pensions and rock solid government entitlements, most thought they’d be able to afford decades of non-working leisure [*based on the landmark “ReVisioning Retirement Study” conducted jointly by Age Wave and SunAmerica Financial Group in 2001]. Share this article with your friends. Since then, things have changed dramatically: 9/11, the recession and a stalled stock market. To find out exactly how all these changes have impacted 28 GRAND SEPT OCT 2011 the public’s expectations and attitudes toward retirement, Age Wave and SunAmerica again joined forces to conduct The SunAmerica Retirement Re-Set Study. Our 2011 survey of 1,000 men and women 55-plus revealed that while many Americans got pretty shaken up over this past decade, they are emerging wiser, more disciplined and with a new, more pragmatic approach to an entirely new kind of retirement. [Continues on page 30] photo: © Squaredpixels

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011

GRAND - Sept/Oct 2011
Grand View
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand Central
GRANDparent of the Year
Cover Story: Love Is As Love Does
On Becoming GRAND
Is Retirement Getting Better or Worse?
Prepare for CARE
Facebook Faux Pas
Grandparents Month
Just Be There: Our G’kids Are Running Amuck!
Kinship Care Resources
Sex Talk
No-Sweat Tech
Education Is Child’s Play
Grand Finale
Elder Law 101

GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011