Author and director of the MIT AgeLab, Joseph Coughlin, observes, “You are buying retirement; shouldn’t you take it for a test drive first?”

“The leading edge of Generation-X and the youngest Baby Boomers are staring down a short road toward retirement. Some are starting to hear tales from those who have crossed over to the other side —from full-time professional to full-time retiree — and wondering how they will hack life after work. 

However, there is one major purchase in life that is unlike any other – retirement. Yes, despite the language around planning for or preparing for retirement, you are actually buying retirement.

Retirement is arguably the single largest purchase people make and very few have the opportunity to experience what it might be like beforehand.”

Great way to think about the importance of retirement.

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