Baby boomers are barreling toward retirement. Some are there already. The oldest members of the generation turn 70 this year. The milestone has us all thinking a lot about this next stage of life. When will we stop working? Where will we live in retirement? How will we afford it?
Surprisingly, the answers may lie in a hit television sitcom that debuted in 1985. NBC’s “The Golden Girls” followed four older women living together and trying to make ends meet. The show was groundbreaking in its portrayal of feminism, aging and countless other hot-button issues of the day, and its lessons about retirement are still relevant three decades later. Skeptical? Stick with me and I’ll explain.