Why ‘unretirement’ might be your best retirement strategy

Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell has a hot retirement investing tip for you, but it’s not a stock or bond.

Farrell wants you to invest in yourself. In his new book, Unretirement (Bloomsbury Press), he argues that developing skills that can help you earn income well past traditional retirement age offers a better return on investment than any financial instrument – and it can help transform the economy.

Farrell is senior economics contributor at public radio’s Marketplace, a contributing editor at Bloomberg Businessweek and a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In an interview for Reuters Money, I asked him to describe his vision of unretirement – and to explain how it might affect our economy and retirement system.