Overcoming Retirement Anxiety

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How to Beat the Retirement Blues

Guest blog post by Tamar Chansky, Ph.D. on

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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