We are excited to have Steve Lopez as our guest today. Steve is a journalist for the LA Times and is about to release a new book on retirement. We feel that a lot of what Steve writes about will resonate with our listeners.

Steve found himself facing a fork in the road: To retire, or not to retire? This fork in the road led him to write ‘Independence Day: What I Learned About Retirement from Some Who’ve Done It and Some Who Never Will’. During this journey, he spent a year interviewing people who had various experiences with retirement. Listen as he shares what he learned as he wrote his new book.

Here is some of what you’ll learn on this show:

  • Here you can learn about navigating life as an ‘empty nester’. (10:33)
  • Here are Steve’s thoughts on claiming Social Security early. (24:24)
  • Navigating your loss of identity in the eyes of others. (33:40)

Hopefully, you’ll pick up on something during this episode that you didn’t know about before, but if you have questions about anything we discussed on the show, please reach out. We’ll be happy to talk to you about your financial situation.

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