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Afternoon Shift

The changing reality of retirement

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The United States is getting older, and not just as a country—our population is aging.  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 “the golden years” are a thing of the past.

Retirement expert Steven Sass says that as social security and pension benefits wane, many people find themselves working longer into their lifespans than expected.  That’s just one of the new realities facing a bulging baby boomer population.

Tuesday on Afternoon Shift, we explore the changing face of retirement with Steven Sass, associate director of the Financial Security Project at Boston College. Loyola University business ethics professor and philosopher Al Gini 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’ brains.  

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