For many, retirement dreams now deferred

For many, retirement dreams now deferred

By Dawn Turner Trice Chicago Tribune
Published Sep 8, 2012 10:22PM MDT
A decade ago, Christopher Thornton, a high-level recruitment specialist, thought he would retire in 2012. He envisioned traveling, volunteering, maybe working part-time just for fun. But those retirement dreams have been dashed. Since the economic downturn, his pricey Chicago town house has lost nearly a fifth of its value. He said his investments, though slowly recovering, at one point had been gouged by 45 percent. Still, Thornton, 59, counts himself among the lucky ones. He’s seen too many fr...
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