Thursday, 21 March 2019
BREAKING NEWS

A Soon-to-Wed Couple Looks to Coordinate Their Retirement Plans

Engaged couple Iva Dlouhy and John Bogen have differing retirement timetables.
Engaged couple Iva Dlouhy and John Bogen have differing retirement timetables. Photo: Ella Scott

John Bogen, 56, of Bremerton, Wash., retired last year after a 30-year career in police work. He now collects a pension and teaches criminal justice at a local technical skills center. In five years, he would like to be completely retired.

But there’s a catch. He has fallen in love with a woman who is further from retirement than he is. He and Iva Dlouhy, 46, will marry at the end of the year. Ms. Dlouhy, an assistant superintendent in the local school district, isn’t sure when she wants to—or can afford to—retire. But once the couple do retire, they’d like to travel—perhaps even spend half the year in Thailand volunteering with community groups.