Posted 06/18/2010 - 02:28:28pm by Jennifer Coate
How do you reinvent yourself in retirement? How do you handle the finances? What extra obstacles do women face? Are younger workers in competition with older workers? Those are some of the topics that three best-selling authors discuss during a June 17 webcast sponsored by Merrill Lynch called "Reinventing Retirement: Second Acts."
The authors are Civic Ventures founder and CEO Marc Freedman, author of Encore: Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Anna Quindlen; Harvard Professor Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling On Happiness. They are joined by Sallie Krawcheck, president of global wealth and investment management for Bank of America Corp., and moderator Charles Gibson, former anchor for ABC News.
Among the topics they discuss is the potential of having more experienced people working longer - in what we call "encore careers."
"This is actually very good for this country - to have people who continuing to be active, engaged, working," says Krawcheck, who points out it "creates energy and economic growth."
"Never before have we had so many people with so much experience and the time and energy to actually do something with it," says Freedman, who notes that it could drive economic advantage for the U.S.