Retirement Is Overrated: 10 Reasons Not To Retire

A reader recently wrote and asked me if I ever considered retirement is overrated?

You are not alone in thinking this way, and the popular idea of retirement as a time to relax and enjoy your golden years doesn’t match reality for many people.

You might be thinking that retirement sounds excellent – but what if you can’t afford it? What if an unforeseen catastrophe occurs and you need money?

The reality is that so many people are retiring later in life because they don’t have enough saved up or can’t afford to take the risk of quitting their job before they know how much money they’ll need each month.

While we may not agree with everything he says, there are nine decades of wisdom buried in Warren Buffett’s quotes.

Why Is Retirement Overrated?

Some people obsessed with retirement live their lives around a future day, putting off living in the present till then. We don’t know what the future holds for our health, economy, or relationships.

There is no guarantee you’ll have enough saved up

Retirement doesn’t come around every year; it’s something we look forward to once we’ve reached a certain age and retired from our full-time jobs.

You might not be as healthy as you think

It’s easy to assume that we’ll stay young and healthy forever – but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

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