Ah, well if we could retire here at Linku2 we might get time to post our Linku2 Retirement blog posts and bit more frequently and regularly but alas not a chance right now!
But that does lead us on to our question for this post which is :when is a good time to retire and what to do once you finally do!"
This week we've seen the retirement of a very famous Royal family member and well deserved too!! At the age of 95 Prince Philip has been steadfastly standing beside the Queen's side since their marriage which, can you believe is 70 years this year!
Whilst he has been known to put his foot in it on occasions these are minor gaffs to the incredible job he has done but now it is time for the youngsters to stand up and be there for the Queen. It's still good to know though that Philip will be there waiting on her return each outing
So, when do you think is a good retirement age? New Zealand looks as if the official retirement age will increase from 65 to 67 in the not too distant future but the government is somewhat vague on this currently
As we all know, it really doesn't matter what age you "retire" you need to keep active and this "That Illusion of Retirement" article from The Hindu says it all really
Interestingly over 50% of people say they expect to work past the age of 65 and yet a mere 15% of people actually do. Often, at a younger age, you feel you can work as long as you want but in fact life gets in the way, whether through health, redundancy, family commitments.
So what are your thoughts? is 65 the magic age? Will you be able to afford to retire then or would you like to either retire earlier or later?
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