Stories of Unplanned Retirements

Unforeseen circumstances can force quick changes in retirement plans.


Sudden illness or a layoff can instantly change your retirement plans. I've been writing about how some retirees and older workers coped with health problems, job loss, and care-giving responsibilities. Here's a recap of the stories told so far:

  • Forced Into Early Retirement From Corporate America
  • Cutting Back on Work to Take Care of Mom
  • Second-Career Plans Scuttled by Illness
  • Retiring Into an Uncertain Job Market
  • Keeping Busy to Ward Off Alzheimer's Disease
  • Picking Out a Job for the Pension
  • When Illness Ambushes Retirement Plans
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