Ep 43: Not Your Father’s Retirement

Every generation’s retirement comes with a new set of challenges but today’s retirees have a lot more on their plate than their parents did. Let’s take a look at the biggest retirement challenges facing people today and how planning has changed because of them.

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The Game Plan

Each year it seems that retirement planning gets just a little more complicated, and that’s clear when you look at planning for today’s retirees versus that of their parents.

On this episode of the Retirement Playbook Podcast, we’ll share the biggest changes from generation to generation and where the biggest challenges exist today. Identifying these things and adjusting your planning will greatly improve your financial future.

Join us as we explain why it’s just not your father’s retirement anymore.

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The X’s & O’s

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[2:15] – Okay to work beyond 65

[5:45] – More expensive to be retired than working

[8:28] – Healthcare expenses

[9:26] – Many more things to juggle now

[12:21] – What clients are asking about

[13:42] – Portfolios are much more intricate



“We have people that just want to work until 70 because they love it so much and they enjoy it.”

– Dale Tondryk

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