Where did the idea of retirement come from? It was not that long ago that most people were fully employed in their teens and worked until they died in their mid-30s. The concept of retirement began in the Revolutionary War when pensions were offered to those who suffered battle injuries.
In 2013 the Gallup Poll found that “70 percent of Americans hate their stupid job.” Even if you are among the 30 percent, beware, things out of your control can put you in the 70 percent in a New York minute! You need a playbook so you aren’t caught flat-footed.