A Senior Economist's View of Boomer Retirement

The New Retirement by Sherry Cooper

Sherry Cooper is the Global Economic Strategist for BMO Financial Group. She is a well known commentator on macroeconomic trends, regularly appearing on the media and at conferences.

Approaching retirement age, she researched and produced this book, which is one part economics of boomer retirement in Canada, one part personal impact of retirement on people, and one part personal financial advice.

In this interview, Sherry Cooper talks about personal aspects of retirement;

  • Attitudes to retirement
  • How to decide whether to stop working, the impact of staying in an unhappy job too long, the need to develop plans for new purposeful activities.
  • How "aging well" requires a combination of physical and fiscal fitness, love in life, purpose, a sense of self worth and love of life.