Dennis Hopper’s beach commercial ( I don’t even remember who it’s advertising) is only the latest in a long line of advertising about retirement I really dislike.
Ok, I’m not their target audience, but they still hack me off.
I won’t be able to retire. I will HAVE to (not choose to) work.
I tossed a consumer finance magazine across the room – I really was aiming for the recycle pile (kinda) because of one of those stupid articles that offer the same lame advice about saving for retirement: max out 401k, invest in equities, eliminate credit card debt, blah blah blah.
Oh, get this character’s advice – Walter Updegreave – about a couple that have NO savings but want to retire in 10 years. He actually gives them advice that might lead them to think it’s possible. Here’s my two word advice: FORGET RETIREMENT.
Here’s another jewel: Start Late, Retire Rich. My three word advice: BUY LOTTERY TICKETS.
If I had the guts to lay out my financial situation for the whole world to see, I’d challenge them. Think this would sell magazines? RETIREMENT IS HOPELESS FOR THIS BOOMER.