Retired, extremely dangerous


The 2010 movie RED stars Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman as retired spies who don't want to retire quietly. The rapid ageing of the population, expanding longevity and improving health care mean that the adjustment to retirement of these three retired spies is being reflected throughout the world in burgeoning numbers. 

Of course, adjusting to retirement may be particularly testing for one-time spies. 

A recent personal finance feature - Never call a Baby Boomer 'old' - uses a still photo from the movie RED to illustrate this point.

By the way, RED stands for 'Retired, Extremely Dangerous', which is intended to reflect the attitude of many retirees who don't treat retirement or nearing traditional retirement ages as a signal to slow down...

Read more here (from the archives - July 2013)