Baby boomers Retiring - Does Your Dream for Retirement Match the Reality Check?

Baby boomers retiring are at risk of having their dreams for retirement shattered because of pension shortfalls, low returns on their investments and savings and ongoing responsibilities for children and parents. It's difficult to know what we will do with the years stretching ahead of us which are supposed to be our golden years.

The aim of this website  is to make sure we give you as much information we can to help you make the right decisions. By encouraging you to share your own experiences and dreams for the future we can help each other to get the best out of our retirement years.

Baby boomers retiring need to ask themselves two questions.

  • Can we actually afford to retire?
  • and

  • Do we really want to retire?
  • Baby boomers may have a very different retirement to that of our parents generation. 650,000 of us turned 65 during 2011 and were eligible to retire, rising to 800,000 in 2012 the biggest birth year on record.

    We were the generation that thought we would never grow old! Just look at us now, rocking and rolling towards "retirement".

    Are we going to redefine old age the same as we've redefined other traditional values during our lives? Is the stereotype of what it means to be old out dated and will the baby boomers reshape the notion of retirement?

What are our options?

    Thanks to changes in the mandatory retirement age (whether you think they are good or bad) baby boomers retiring still have many choices.

  • We can spend the kids inheritance and sail off into the sunset feeling the sand between our toes and throwing caution to the wind.
  • We can carry on working full or part-time.
  • We can give up the day job and start our own business.
  • We can find ways to supplement our income to help us fulfil those dreams.
  • We could retire abroad to the sun.
  • Move within the U.K. to somewhere we always wanted to be.
  • Buy a smaller house and use the equity released to go hot air ballooning or learn to fly.
  • Or we could just opt for a more simple retirement enjoying time spent with family and friends.
  • The possibilities are endless the sky's the limit. If you've already made your choice we want you to tell us about it. If you haven't then we hope Baby boomers retiring will help you make the right decision.

Follow the Pre-Retirement Course to help you choose your Retirement Options!

Whatever Your Challenges Or Dreams Are We Want To Know.

Go to Retirement Lifestyle and tell us your story.

Now Christmas is over are you looking ahead thinking of holidays?

For inspiration check out our Best Vacations section.  

Have you got aging parents or loved ones that are becoming increasingly reliant on you?  Find out how you can help them live an independent life for longer under our Caring section.

Are you really ready for a possible 40 years 'Retirement' or would you just like to slow down a little?   Read our Preparing for Retirement Article before deciding.

A laugh a day keeps the Doctor away!

Retirement Humour helps us see the funny side of 'Growing Old'.

Don't give up your job until you've done your financial planning.  You need to know how much you will have to live on when the salary cheques stop!

What type of property are you going to choose to retire in?   Are retirement apartments a good option? Consider the options in our Retirement Property section.

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