When people ask me what I do for a living and I say I write for a health care and retirement benefits magazine, their eyes glaze over. “Boring as dirt,” one friend told me recently. I try explaining that this industry, at some point, touches the lives of everyone: We all need health care and we’re all going to eventually retire, at least partially.
As a hard working benefits pro, I’m sure you’ve seen your fair share of glazed over eyes and stifled yawns during countless retirement seminars. So I have to hand it to Martin Smith, producer of the recent documentary, The Retirement Gamble that aired on PBS’s Frontline recently. He took the topic of retirement – and our woeful lack of preparedness for it – and made it not boring. Exciting, even. (or, at least more exciting than dirt.)