"Look Honey—it says here we can retire in 2015. Won't that be great? Suppose there'll even be a planet to be retired on by then?"
But the years passed, the edges wore down, and pretty soon we were driving minivans, paying the mortgage and raising our kids. Now that they're finishing school and starting their own families, we find ourselves at the next threshold in our lives. And from here, forty years later, the future actually looks pretty good.
Sixty-five isn't what it once was, and our brains aren't going to shut down on that much-heralded birthday. We still have many miles to go, and the best years of our lives are ahead of us.
The question is, how will you handle your transition into retirement? Maybe it's time to move to that place where you've always wanted to live; the place where you can spend your time doing the things you love. Maybe it's time to move closer to your kids and grandchildren, and be part of their daily lives. And are you really going to just quit work cold turkey, or maybe ease into retirement over the span of a few years?
There's a tremendous opportunity developing for Boomer engineers, and it may be just the ticket to manage your transition into retirement. Employers are waking up to the fact that when we start retiring there will be no one to replace us. The Gen-X and Millennial generations are much smaller in size, and they have far fewer engineers among them. We have the skills, the experience, and decades of institutional knowledge between our ears that cannot be replaced. And our employers are wondering how they're going to capture that knowledge, protect it, and pass it on to the next generation.
Finally, after all these years, we've got The Man right where we want him.
At Aorist, we create the future.
Give us a call; let's talk about yours.