Update: the post referred to an event going on July 20th (not June).
So I was talking to Amie during a lull in Saturday's business (a long lull--it appears my clever idea to offer free shipping for purchases of $25 or more didn't catch on, because most people didn't come in the door) and she told me she heard about UW's new self-study course on retirement.
I did some poking around and found this recent information on the UW web site. The Center on Education and Work is offering "Planning for Retirement: Exploring Your Career and Leisure Options" as an independent self-study course.
But maybe you're not into that modern online study business. You want to learn the old-fashioned way. Hey, maybe we can help. It's part of our Summer School program, and I've just christened our event space The Gerson Goldin Center for Lifelong Book Learning. I've named it after my father, by the way. There's no plaque at the moment.
Monday, July 20th, is the date for "Preparing for Your Retirement at Any Age." It feature Mary Lloyd, the author of Supercharged Retirement: Ditch, the Rocking Chair, Trash the Remote, and Do What You Love. Lloyd's company,Mining Silver, gets folks' hearts ready for retirment. It's an inspirational call to arms for your silver (get it? that's where her company's name comes from) years to make the rest of your life the best of your life. (OK, this is coming out schticky. My apologies).
But it doesn't make sense to talk about retirement without thinking about your pocketbook at least a smidge. That's why I've also invited Brian Acker of the Whitefish Bay office of Edward Jones to talk about getting ready for retirement from a financial perspective. Acker's done a lot of handholding of late; he helped a lot of Schwartz folk roll over their 401K accounts when the company closed. He always has a lot of interesting things to say about the short and long-term futures of the market, and how you should address it from an investment perspective.
Unlike those boring online classes, you can shhhh people who talk too much. You can even crib off other people's notes, because this talk is an elective and it's not even pass/fail. Just show up or I'll mark you absent. If this happens, you may not be able to go on the field trip.