Retirement Psychology

The Early Retirement Factor

September 22, 2010 Retirement Psychology
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Dr. Larry Anderson Throughout the last part of the 20th Century most people retired between 60 and 64. Now the average retirement age is actually rising. With the growing economic uncertainty, some people may think that early retirement is bad for society; that those who retire, especially those who decide to retire early, will not […]

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Aging and the Internet

August 22, 2010 Retirement Psychology
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By Dr. Larry Anderson This morning, after checking the email on my laptop, I somehow lost my Internet connection and I couldn’t figure out how to get re-connected.  So, I went into the family room where Elizabeth, who is my 60-year-old Boomer wife, was in the midst of an online computer game of Halo.  She […]

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Retirement Satisfaction and Social Networks

July 9, 2010 Retirement Psychology
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By Dr. Larry Anderson In 1910, the average life expectancy was close to 50 years and only about 12% of the population lived past the age of 65. For the baby boomers, beginning with births in 1954, the average life expectancies are between 75 years for men and 80 for women. This means that many […]

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Till Death Do Us Part: Marital Relationships and Retirement

May 27, 2010 Relationships
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By Dr. Larry Anderson As I was preparing to write this article, I asked Elizabeth, my wife, if she could remember the year we were married; I couldn’t.  She struggled for a few moments and then said it was late November 1980; she couldn’t remember the exact date. We are now approaching our 30th year […]

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