What unforeseen problems might affect my retirement?

Anthony Cirillo
Geriatric Medicine
Retirement planning is not a simple equation of the lure of retirement vs. the pull of work. There are complex influences to consider. To begin, it helps to plan for a number of unforeseen problems. These may include the possibility of declining or stagnant income or loss of job, loss or erosion of pension, catastrophic illness or disability, loss of health insurance, or escalation of health care costs. You should also consider the possibility of a partner dying or requiring caregiving.

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