Some say an engagement isn’t official until there’s a ring and a date. The same could be said for retirement. Until you actually set a target date or, at least, decide on your ideal retirement age, the exciting next phase of your life can hardly seem real.
But, what age is the right age for you? A new study suggests that, for most Americans, it’s somewhere between 60 and 65. (In fact, the average retirement age in America, according to Gallup, is 62.)
If 50 is the new 30, and 60 is the new 40 (although we’ve never bought into that particular brand of new math), a 62 year-old is going to have the attitude of a 40-something, if not the physical body, in retirement. And, that’s just the point! At that age – and with high levels of preparedness and enthusiasm thanks to Fit-To-Retire readiness training – you can expect to make the most of your retirement for a good twenty years or so. And, isn’t that exactly what you’ve worked so hard to earn?