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By eli

On 11, Apr 2013 | In | By eli

The Last Act

Will you be able to retire?

Most people don’t give much thought to retiring until it’s too late – and with the world’s economy as shaky as ever, retirement planning takes on a high-risk gamble that can literally put your life on the line. In The Last Act, we investigate a group of people that aren’t normally thought of as “retirees” – the generation of people currently in their late 30s and early 40s, as they look toward a murky future where the concept of aging and retiring is being completely reshaped. Is it even possible to retire? And what does retirement really mean as a touchstone last act in someone’s life? How do we prepare for the future? Interviews with sociologists, demographers, economists and historians contextualize the struggles that we see as we follow a diverse group of characters. The Last Act follows their stories as they attempt to gain a better understanding of what retirement was and what it will be in their future, while fully exploring the societal forces at play that are reshaping the generations to come.