Why Your Retirement Plan Should Include Ice Cream

by Gianna Hernandez-Figueroa

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin was interviewed in Barron’s on retirement planning, changes in perceptions of old age, and his 2017 book, The Longevity Economy.

Dr. Coughlin highlighted three three surprising quesions that determine quality of life in retirement, including our ability to make a spontaneous trip to get an ice cream cone. He says:

“The second-largest cost for people in retirement is transportation. We live in a country where if you don’t drive, you aren’t getting there. So, the ice cream cone question is about: Do you have the things that make retirement a quality life, and do you have the ability to get there?”

Read the full story here.

  • Share
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Get Involved

Interested in this area of study? See how you can participate in AgeLab research or become a volunteer.


About the Author

Photo of Gianna Hernandez-Figueroa
Gianna Hernandez-Figueroa

More From the Blog

2020 OMEGA Summit Brings Together Students, Aging Professionals, Past Scholarship Winners

October 30, 2020

2020 Summer Interns Work on OMEGA, Lifestyle Leaders, C3 Project

August 26, 2020

2021 Spring Speaker Series Begins with Presentation from Dr. Catherine García on Social Determinants of Health

March 23, 2021