091: How Baby Boomers are Reinventing Retirement with Dr. Sara Geber

The word “retirement” inspires a lot of negative feelings in people of all ages, but especially baby boomers. More than ever, retirees want to be seen as youthful, want to continue to be useful, and want to continue doing something that gives them meaning and purpose.

Few people understand this better than Dr. Sara Geber. Sara is the author of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults. She brings an extensive background in psychology to her experience as a retirement coach, and her book provided me with a lot of insight into how I could better serve the families I work with day in and day out.

Today, Sara joins the podcast to talk about why retirement needs reinventing (and how it’s already happening), the most common mistakes solo agers make in trying to transition into retirement, and the many new options available as they enter this stage of life.

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In this podcast interview, you’ll learn:

  • How Baby Boomers have reshaped retirement – and what so many retirees are doing to live longer, more purposeful, and more enjoyable lives even after they leave their main career.
  • How retirement coaches differ from retirement planners – and if one person can do both jobs well.
  • Sara’s definition of solo aging – and why retirement planning isn’t that different for solo agers.
  • How solo agers are building communities, networks, and support groups outside of the traditional family model.

Inspiring Quotes

  • “The people that make the transition the easiest, psychologically, are people that have lots of ties outside of work. They have a large social network and they’re looking forward to spending more time with those people. They’re looking forward to pursuing their woodworking hobby or spending six months on the road in their RV.” – Sara Gerber

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