Tom Brady, Retirement Remorse, and the Retirement Planning Questions You Should Be Asking

by Adam Felts

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the lessons that Tom Brady's retirement from football - and subsequent unretirement - might have for the non-GOATs among us. He writes:

Retirement planning, in the classic sense, is about ensuring financial security

Brady’s return to work, for whatever reason, should give us pause and cause us to ask – are we really prepared for retirement?

Even if, on an astronomically different scale than Tom Brady, we have financial security and decent health (sorry Tom, unlike your diet, bread, pasta, ice cream are three of my basic food groups) – are we confident that we will be happy in retirement after a few weeks, months, years, even decades in?

Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full on Forbes.

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Adam Felts

Adam Felts is a researcher and writer at the MIT AgeLab. Currently he is involved in research on the experiences of family caregivers and the future of financial advice. He also manages the AgeLab blog and newsletter. He received his Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University in 2014 and his Master's of Theological Studies from Boston University in 2019.

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