February 1 - Living Well as a Middle-Income Retiree, with Laura Gilbert


Retirement. A time to enjoy life, tackle the bucket list, and relax; to do what we want, when we want, with whom we want. While that dream might be a reality for seniors with substantial savings, what about those whose financial resources are more modest? “Will I have enough for a comfortable, happy retirement?” In this presentation Laura H. Gilbert, author of The Stories We Leave Behind, shares her journey to “enough” based on her new book, Enough: A Retirement Life That Works for Me.

Laura will begin by sharing challenges she faced as a middle-income retiree in a world rich in opportunities, assumptions, and expectations – challenges she discovered ring true for many others. Next, Laura will sort through complex and confusing data on retirement income, budgets and savings to help participants find what applies to them. In the second half, participants will learn Laura’s personal approach to uncovering “enough” and consider common middle-income retirement questions such as:

·       What makes my life work?

·       What makes a good day good?

·       What resources will support the retirement I’ve envisioned?

·       What can I do today to build a great retirement?

Date: Monday, February 1, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Online via Zoom

Price:$15 For Members,

$25 For Non-Members

Our Presenter:


Laura H. Gilbert is enjoying her middle-income retirement in Minnesota, where she frequents bike trails and walking paths. Enough builds on Gilbert’s earlier work, The Stories We Leave Behind: A Legacy-Based Approach to Dealing With Stuff, that shares what happened when she chose to embrace retirement unencumbered by stuff she no longer used or wanted. Gilbert is retired policy analyst and holds a JD and a PhD in Educational Psychology. She is also a member of Prime Factor, a senior improv group.

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Event Sponsored by Maser, Amundson and Baggio, P.A.

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