Overcoming Retirement Anxiety
Posted on May 15, 2013 in Worry Wise
How to Beat the Retirement Blues
Guest blog post by Tamar Chansky, Ph.D. on Forbes.com
Many people who look forward to retirement become anxious and depressed when the moment comes. They wonder why they're not happy— or ecstatic.
Part of the problem stems from dashed expectations. Perhaps you thought you would have more money by the time you reached this point, or you feel daunted by how, even though you may have worked hard to pay off your mortgage, there are still so many places that your money goes each month. Or maybe you just feel lost without a schedule.
Start by understanding that retirement, like any other change, involves a transition. It may not feel good at first.
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