The Big Problem New Retirees Run Into

The Big Problem New Retirees Run Into
Anthony J. Ogorek | ED.D., CFP®

Anthony J. Ogorek | ED.D., CFP®

As a financial planner I often find new retirees making a common error: they mistake the joy of being retired with being fulfilled in retirement.

After the euphoria of, “Yay! I don’t have to go to work today!” wears off, recent retirees often feel an overall sense of loss. Specifically, common feelings are:

  • A lack of social interaction
  • A lack of purpose
  • A feeling you’ve reached your peak and are no longer needed
  • A feeling of being disconnected from society

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