This week, a panel of outstanding journalists joins me on the podcast to talk about how retirement has changed during the decade now ending. The topic has been on my mind lately, as I published a story in The New York Times last weekend examining the changes we’ve seen since 2010, when the economy was just beginning to recover from the financial crash and Great Recession.
Joining me are three colleagues on the aging beat:
- Judy Graham, who writes the Navigating Aging column for Kaiser Health News. Judy was was a senior health correspondent for many years at the Chicago Tribune, and has written for the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, among many other publications.
- Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic program. Chris also is an economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio. His most recent book is Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness is the Second Half of Life.
- Richard Eisenberg, Managing Editor of Next Avenue, the public media site for people 50+, where he is also editor of its Money & Policy and Work & Purpose channels. Previously, Rich was Executive Editor of Money magazine, Front Page Finance Editor at Yahoo! and Special Projects Editor/Money Editor at Good Housekeeping. He is the author of the books How to Avoid a Midlife Financial Crisis and The Money Book of Personal Finance.
How are we doing now? It’s a very mixed bag. Click here to listen to the podcast.