The Retirement Problem: What Will You Do With All That Time?

Retirees with big plans for the next chapter of their lives often harbor big doubts about what comes next, according to Stewart Friedman, practice professor of management at Wharton and founding director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project. “The questions people ask at earlier stages of life become more profound at these later stages,” he says. “Am I living the life I want to live? What is most important to me? Who is most important to me? You see the end, and so you think about what you want to do with the time that you have remaining. There is the question of: now what?”

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