In Kelowna I meet at least 2 people a week that have relocated to the valley to prepare for an early retirement.
They have left the high paying jobs in Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton sold the family home and moved to the Okanagan Valley to be closer to aging parents.
Their plan is to work another 5-7 years, and with out a mortgage they hope to top up their retirement accounts and be well in position for a comfortable retirement.
The world of retirement is changing in Okanagan.
For some, wise investing or the ownership of a well run business means income and security in retirement. For others the combination of a new low paying job market and a small investment account has created a new retirement … a working retirement until the day they die.
Key West, Florida (CNN) — They are both baby boomers, both still living their dreams, but only one of them is feeling secure about retirement. She has her eyes on valuable coins, while he is following butterflies.
Check the entire series on CNN web site here http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/05/09/tale.of.2.baby.boomers/index.html