“Retirement can be dull – unless you’ve saved up enough to enjoy it!” says building society
Buzz of retirement ‘goes after 10 months’
Average retiree becomes bored within less than a year as they start to miss the camaraderie of work, study finds.
Industrious types have been known to spend years counting down the days until they can finally enjoy life in retirement.
Yet according to a new study the buzz that follows giving up work will be gone within a year.
The average retiree is bored within just 10 months as they start to miss daily involvement with work colleagues and find it hard to fill the days, a detailed study has found.
Many retirees struggle with the feeling they are still felt capable of completing a full time job, while others said they found it hard to cope without their monthly wage packet, it was discovered.
With retirement turning out to be something of a let down and a bust, I for one am glad that my generation will die long before they’re allowed to retire – if anything, the financial crisis and the fiscal irresponsibility of those in control have done me a massive favour. I’d hate to be kicking around all day, with nothing to do but relax and enjoy spending time with my loved ones.
Still, it’s not all doom and gloom for those unlucky enough to have past retirement age and thus have been forcibly culled from the workforce like an HR equivalent of Logan’s Run – help is still at hand, in the shape of the building society who commissioned this pseudoresearch via Bad PR regulars OnePoll:
“Retirement is no longer something that just happens at a set age. Increasingly people have options and therefore decisions to make,” said Stacey Stothard of Skipton Building Society, which conducted the study.
‘Exactly what kind of help can this building society offer?’ I hear nobody ask. Well:
Stacey Stothard said: “There are certain things in life that you can’t anticipate or plan for.
“But we all hope to reach retirement age, and based on that alone, we can take steps to plan for that new-found free time – no matter how many years away from retirement we are.
“From thoroughly understanding your personal finances, through to establishing what you actually want to do or achieve in your retirement; considering these key areas can give you much needed direction and drive.”
There we have it – your long, slow descent into the grave can be a pleasure-piste, if you save with Skipton Building Society, says Skipton Building Society.