The concept of retirement is actually quite foreign to me. I was raised by a billionaire father, and retirement was very rarely considered by those in our social circle. Even now, the most affluent Americans tend to retire later than those who have less wealth. Many wealthy folk don’t plan to retire at all. And why would they? If the statistics are to be believed, it seems that retiring may be bad for your health. In fact, one British study found that, after an initial period of greater health and well-being, retirement can increase your risk of illness (physical or mental) by as much as 60%. To truly understand the effects of retirement on our psyche and the detrimental effect it can have on our health and well-being, it pays to research what the word..