Retirement is not a bad word

Mr Lawrence Loh in Jiuzhaigou, China, a few years ago. He is doing the things he enjoys during his retirement, such as travelling. To alleviate the impact of the retirement plunge, he had progressively detached himself from business events before lea
Mr Lawrence Loh in Jiuzhaigou, China, a few years ago. He is doing the things he enjoys during his retirement, such as travelling. To alleviate the impact of the retirement plunge, he had progressively detached himself from business events before leaving the working world.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LAWRENCE LOH

The key is to be mentally prepared for it

Retirement is the golden chapter of one's life. It is an entitlement and a privilege. Hence, it is baffling that some choose to forgo the entitlement and squander the privilege.

Retirement planning invariably overemphasises financial planning, due to the belief that money is the panacea of all retirement woes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 29, 2020, with the headline 'Retirement is not a bad word'. Print Edition | Subscribe