Ahh retirement! Comforting thought. But is it a reality for all? I’m blessed in this respect. Been working in many roles for several companies for over 35 years, the baseline for Social Security computations on benefits. I have a couple of meager IRAs and 401ks. And I’m married to someone who is employed in a more lucrative occupation.
Forty years ago I joked with my peers about hanging out together in the distant future in our home for retired typesetters. I don’t know if there is much call for typesetters any more, but it illustrates how uncertain the future in our business is.
Like I said, I consider myself lucky to be able to retire soon. I think I’ll be able to remain self sufficient for the rest of my days, but you never know. So I especially wonder about those design/graphics/print people who still have a long way to go and those who are self-employed and how they prepare for their possible retirement. Is this the proverbial 600 lb gorilla? I wish you all long, productive careers with a well deserved rest following it’s conclusion!