What does the term “restylement” mean? Essentially, it means taking a fresh, new approach to retirement and investing in your future.
Traditional retirement meant that the American worker left the same job at the same company after many years and drew from social security or a pension for the remainder of her life. There was little consideration in returning to the workforce in a different capacity or experiencing an enhanced lifestyle.
More recently, the face of retirement is evolving to reflect an active, enjoyable lifestyle—possibly working part-time or on a contract basis, while taking advantage of the ability to travel, volunteer, and establish new goals and activities.
Medical advances continue to increase the quantity and quality of our lives, which add to the changing mindset of traditional retirement.
Restylement considers the following, in addition to financial well-being:
• Continuing to work at a different capacity
• Discovering a new passion
• Volunteering time and skills
• Starting a new venture
• Enjoying extended time with family
The idea of making changes to enjoy the many years to come is truly what restylement represents—a realistic focus on the age-old question:
“What do you want to do when you grow up?”