Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Staying on the Job- Marital Therapy for Boomers

Check out this article from Wallet Pop regarding baby boomer marriages and the issues that many wives have when their husbands retire early. This article suggests keeping your husband on the job to keep your marriage healthy.

Everywhere I look, I see another news story bemoaning delays in retirement plans for Boomers. Most of them feature some poor schmo who says he's going to be working until they haul him off the job toes up.

It's hard for me to be too sympathetic. Part of the reason is that I'm a woman. I spend a lot of time around other women whose husbands are retired or contemplating it and my conclusion is that they would do almost anything to keep the poor dear on the treadmill.

It doesn't have much to do with money, although healthcare is a factor. Many women are younger than their husbands and when he retires, she will have to find private health insurance and it almost certainly won't be as good as she had before.Continue Reading»


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