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Work till you drop? Not me.

Big differences in life expectancy*. Someone retiring in the 1950s was probably born around 1900. Life expectancy then was about 46 for men. So they were already living on borrowed time and were more than likely working until they dropped dead. I'd wager most of here contemplating retirement were born between the 50s-60s. Life expectancy up to 65. So potentially living AND working much longer. Different expectations and mindsets.


* life expectancy is a little skewed by early infant/childhood diseases and deaths.
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