Posted by Oze Parrot on 23rd March 2007
Retirement should be a time to look forward to, a time of freedom, when we can do what we want to when ever we like. Certain people are fortunate enough to be able to receive their Retirement benefits at an early age, they include: high ranking company officials, members or the judiciary and people who have served in the military, amongst others. These individuals are in the enviable position of knowing that they will have a reliable and substantial income to allow them to fully enjoy Senior Living.
Some people that are able to take their Retirement package at an early Age may choose to embark on a new career path or go into business for themselves, thus achieving another income stream for their eventual Retirement.
Early Retirement is not so easy for most individuals as inflation and the general increases in the cost of living will soon overtake income that is being derived from past investments and erode any savings that one may have.
In the world’s developed countries the Retirement Age is generally accepted to be 65 years, however this is being gradually increased as the average person is living longer because of improved medical services and better living conditions. This situation means that the population of over sixty fives is growing at such a rate that the economy can no longer comfortably support them, so they are required to remain in the workforce for a longer period of time. Another factor that places a load on the country’s economy is that health care costs for the aged are also quite high, as older people are more prone to sickness and health problems than younger people.
A person’s Retirement Age will vary depending on the chosen career opportunity, the country that one lives in and the person’s health. All of these factors should be taken into account well before Retirement so that people can enjoy Senior Living when they reach Retirement Age.
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