Retirement

Seven years ago, I retired from a very busy pediatric cardiac surgery practice, an event long-planned through savings and investments. My wife, our senior financial adviser and I worked together to manage our portfolio in a conservative yet innovative way. Since retirement, I have had...

Two colleagues asked me a question: one at the end of my lecture on “Preparing for Retirement and Retiring,” and the other during a dinner discussion. “What’s about my prestige when I retire?” Both colleagues expressed fear of losing something — a characteristic of themselves...