Almost every time I look at my computer these days, I’ll see at least one featured article on Yahoo! which discusses retirement. I’m not exaggerating when I say it happens almost daily, and it’s making me mental.
I know the population is aging, and that baby boomers and GenX’ers are trying to prepare and plan for their golden years, but this is getting ridiculous. The media and the internet have unabashedly latched onto the subject, and now there is a constant barrage of anxiety-provoking articles with headlines and titles such as:
Do you have what you will need to retire?
Are you prepared for your golden years?
Beware of the pitfalls of investing in an IRA
Watch out for these “retirement killers”
I’ll read one article which sets me at ease, because I am on track with what it says I need to do. Then the next day I’ll read an article which either contradicts what I read the previous day, or which has such a doomsday vibe that it basically states that almost everyone is in danger of not having enough money to ever retire. Does this mean that we will all be living under freeway overpasses, eating dog food?
Honestly, all these articles seem to do is to stir up worry which affects how I function throughout the day. And though I can try to let it go, the next day another article will appear which will wash away my feelings of security and accomplishment regarding my retirement portfolio.
Who else has noticed this trend?