April 16, 2012

Retirement Prospects Post Great Recession

Filed under: Human Resources / Capital,Talent Retention — Redfish Technology @ 6:00 AM

Retirement Prospects Post Great Recession

Robert Teal, CCP, CBP

Robert Teal

By Robert Teal, CCP, CBP

Lowered 401(k) accounts balances, declining home values, lay-offs, reduced earnings, increased debt levels, all devastated the confidence of many near-retirement age workers following the 2008-2009 financial crash. The natural reaction for many workers is to remain in the labor force and attempt to recoup losses, pay down debt and somehow make-up for their diminished financial status. Postponing retirement age does have the potential value of an increased monthly social security benefit amount. (more…)

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