To Pay for Longer, Later Retirements, Consult a ‘Financial Gerontologist’ (New York Times)

Alumna Cynthia Hutchins MAG ’13, whose career as a financial gerontologist was featured by the New York Times. Senior Associate Dean Maria Henke and Distinguished Scholar in Residence Paul Irving were also interviewed for the article. Hutchins said she saw how gains in life expectancy were outpacing the plans people made for themselves: her grandmother died at 96, four decades after retiring from the Social Security Administration at age 55. “She lived 41 years in retirement, and it hit me that had she known she had 41 years, she would have planned totally differently,” she said. The article also appeared in the Seattle Times.