WBEZ | IRA http://www.wbez.org/tags/ira Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The changing reality of retirement http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/changing-reality-retirement-100423 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/retirement.jpg" style="float: left;" title="(Flickr/s_falkow)" />The United States is getting older, and not just as a country&mdash;our population is aging.&nbsp; The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that about 8,000 people turn 65 each day. But as the baby boomer population ages, many are discovering that &ldquo;the golden years&rdquo; are a thing of the past.</div><p>Retirement expert <a href="http://fsp.bc.edu/steven-a-sass/">Steven Sass</a> says that as social security and pension benefits wane, many people find themselves working longer into their lifespans than expected.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s just one of the new realities facing a bulging baby boomer population.</p><p>Tuesday on <em>Afternoon Shift</em>, we explore the changing face of retirement with Steven Sass, associate director of the <a href="http://fsp.bc.edu/">Financial Security Project</a> at Boston College. Loyola University business ethics professor and philosopher <a href="http://www.luc.edu/sba/facultystaff/faculty/algini/">Al Gini</a> will also be on hand as we take your calls and questions about retiring in an unstable economic landscape. Call 312-923-9239 just after 2:00 p.m. to share your personal story or pick our experts&rsquo; brains.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/changing-reality-retirement-100423