While about 60 percent of men want to hang with their wives during retirement, only 43 percent of wives agree, according to a survey from Fidelity and the Stanford Center on Longevity.
Instead, 70 percent of women cite quality time with grandkids as a big motivator to retire. The survey draws on responses from those ages 55 and up — and as workers get older, turns out the idea of spending retirement with a spouse loses more of its luster.
Could that be encouraging some employees to stick it out at the office well past 70?
Another thought-provoking survey finding is that about half of Americans plan to stop working on a specific date — no matter how much they’ve saved up for retirement.
They’ve got big plans that involve, well, not really needing to plan anything. Almost 75 percent of respondents expressed that the No. 1 reason for retiring was to have freedom and flexibility, even to simply relax at home.
And if they do take on a side gig or two, 61 percent say it’s because they enjoy doing the work and want to feel valued.
Or, just maybe, it’s a welcome break from spouse overload. Right, retired wives?
If you’re looking to get on the same page as your significant other, here are sometips for talking retirement dreams — and finances.