Retirement isn’t what it used to be

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For some time, I have been reading about the problems created by the vast number of baby boomers reaching retirement age. This week, I became part of the problem. After almost 34 years writing for The Baltimore Sun, I am saying so long. I applied for a buyout — or voluntary separation plan — that the newspaper offered, and since acceptance was based on seniority and I have been around longer than the presses that print the paper, I was a shoo-in.

As my last day approached, I prepared to leave the labor force by doing some research about the group I am joining: the retired. I learned that already there are a lot of us, and soon our ranks will be swelling. Now about 1 in 8 Americans is 65 or older, and by 2035 that ratio is likely to be 1 in 5.

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