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By Beth Bond 

Retirement, is that what you really want?


Last updated 6/25/2019 at Noon

An increasing number of older workers are delaying retirement, some for financial reasons, many simply because they enjoy what they do. They’re not ready to step aside, and are challenging younger workers who want their jobs.

“What would I do if I wasn’t doing what I am doing?” This question, heard often, can be interpreted as humorous, challenging or even fearful. Make a plan now and be prepared for this next stage of life.

Suzanne Woolley, in the Bloomberg Press, tells us, “Americans 65 or older are twice as likely to work now than in 1985.”

A recent trend is emerging where those of age 65 are choosing not to take the gold watch, but continue working instead. There was a time, not so long ago, when retirement was mandatory for men at 65 and women at 62 – the biggest factor being eligibility for Me...

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