Adjust Your Saving, Spending to Narrow Retirement Gap

Jalene Hahn |

It’s been a while since I was in London and rode the Underground. Passengers are warned to “mind the gap” when boarding a train.

If you have never taken a subway, that first time can be intimidating to navigate the route, figure out how to get a fare card, then determine on which side of the platform to wait. I also remember how disorienting it was to get off at my stop, go up to street level and then not know which direction to head to get to my destination.

I think boarding a train is an apt metaphor for retirement. We leave the comfort and confines of the known and step willingly unto an unknown future with many possible destinations.

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