Featured Post

Was it constitutional for Proposition 124 to replace PSPRS' permanent benefit increases with a capped 2% COLA?

In this blog I and multiple commenters have broached the subject of the suspect constitutionality of PSPRS' replacement of the old perma...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

PSPRS members: Thoughts about retirement on a (maybe not so) lighter note.

For a fun, and probably highly inaccurate, view of what you will look like as you age, visit the Face Retirement website by Merrill Edge.  You will need a webcam and Flash Player to get it to work, and the younger you are the better it works.  While I think the application gives an overly flattering portrait of people in their 80's, 90's, and even their 100's (it is an advertising tool, after all), it still serves to remind us that we will all get old and have to think about retirement now.

This bring us to this piece, Who Can I Turn To?, by Ben Stein, the economist, lawyer and actor of "Bueller? Bueller?" fame.  His short piece gives one of the best takes about the responsibilities of retirement: that the younger you is here to take care of the older you.  In the end, the only person you can really count on in the future will be the you of the past as friends, relatives, and the government may be unable or unwilling to help you out when you need it.

Mr. Stein's point is a good thing to keep in mind as you look at the you of the future.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Relevant comments are welcome, but please adhere to the following rules:

1. No profanity or vulgarity.
2. No spam or advertising.
3. No copyrighted material may be posted unless you are the copyright owner.
4. Stay on topic.
5. Disagreement is fine, but please avoid ad hominem attacks.

Comments reflect the views of the authors alone, and do not reflect the opinion of this website.