Essen­tial Retire­ment Plan­ning for Solo Agers: A Retire­ment and Aging Roadmap for Sin­gle and Child­less Adults

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May 25, 2018

Almost twen­ty per­cent of baby boomers have no chil­dren. Even greater num­bers are liv­ing and aging alone, due to divorce, chil­dren mov­ing away, or oth­er fac­tors. These sta­tis­tics include a very large num­ber of retired pro­fes­sion­als, women and men, who are Jew­ish. Thanks to the pill” and greater edu­ca­tion­al and career oppor­tu­ni­ties, many Jew­ish baby-boomer women skipped moth­er­hood and/​or mar­riage to focus on climb­ing the cor­po­rate lad­der or doing oth­er mean­ing­ful work. Now, baby boomers are old­er. Many are already retired; oth­ers are in the plan­ning stages. What will Jew­ish solo agers need to do to ensure a safe, secure, and con­nect­ed old­er life? Through sto­ries and per­son­al exam­ples, retire­ment expert and founder of LifeEn­core, Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, describes choic­es in hous­ing, rela­tion­ships, legal arrange­ments, finances, and more — and urges solo agers to plan for the future as though their life and well-being depend on it — because it will! Essen­tial Retire­ment Plan­ning for Solo Agers pro­vides a roadmap for a mean­ing­ful retire­ment and lat­er life for child­less adults and those aging alone.

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