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Sour Economy Hits Retirement Plans

Item: Back on the job market: Sour economy throws monkey wrench into retirement plans/Shawn Vestal, SR

More Info: For years, Mara Greene had a plan. After years of creating ceramic mugs and selling artwork from her Soap Lake home and store, she’d sell the property and retire to Spokane on the proceeds. “Unfortunately, it didn’t sell,” said Greene. “And that turned into: I needed to get a job.” So, at 62, Greene finds herself going out on interviews and filing applications for front-office jobs. Like so many people who are at or near retirement age, Greene has seen the economy overturn her expectations for life after work.

Question: Has the recession forced you to re-evaluate your retirement plans?


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