Setting Retirees On The Right Path

Former Boeing executive Bud Hebeler quickly learned that most advice for retirees is bad. It didn't take him long to come up with something better

Each of us can conjure our own specific retirement fantasy (mine mixes mornings in the ocean with afternoons of flawless stock-picking). But when I recently drove past the guardhouse of suburban Seattle's Meridian Valley Country Club to visit Henry K. "Bud" Hebeler, I had to think he's already enjoying much of what we all dream about. Trips by seaplane to fish British Columbia for king salmon. Winters skiing in Park City, Utah, followed by visits to sunny Scottsdale, Ariz. Time to design his own home. Steady volunteer work with the city's needy. Ample means to help his mother-in-law with medical bills, or to tide over any of four daughters and 13 grandkids in a pinch.

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