Retirement – Am I Alone? | Nan McKay

How Many People Retire Each Day?

You are not alone. According to an article in the Washington Post, about 10,000 people retire each day. Source - Washington Post and Pew Research.


Longevity is rising. Longevity researcher Gunther Kletetschka pointed out that the longest living animal identified is the bowhead whale with a lifespan of up to 211 years.


For humans, Jeanne Calmet, a French supercentenarian and the oldest human whose age was documented, holds a longevity record of 122. You can read about her here.


Biomedical advances, regenerating tissues,  precision medicine, nanotechnology, and research on aging diseases such as cancer and Alzheimers should contribute to future longevity.


What’s the point? Greater longevity points to two areas: money and lifestyle. Many people in the 60+ category feel that they have lived in the greatest time in history, post-war America. That translates into the greatest time to live is NOW. However, if we are going to live longer, we will have more time to enjoy life and our money has to go further.

Work is often linked to significance.

Working in your 60s, 70s, or even 80s is becoming more commonplace. An ARRP study showed that almost half of their respondents planned to have a retirement job into their 70s and beyond.

If you have your health, the extra income is always welcome, and you can have some fun and continue to feel significant.


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