Years ago, it was common for men and women to work until they died. Just because a man turned 65 or
72 or even 85 wasn’t a reason to stop doing what he had always done to earn a living.
In 1900, 81% of those over 65 years old were still working. In 1950, just 27% were still working at
65 and the average retirement age was 70 years old. Today, only 14% of us work beyond 65 years old,
and the average retirement age is now 63.
Today, a common goal is to quit working when you turn 59 ˝ and move to Florida or Arizona. Others
sell everything, buy an RV and hit the road finding the adventure they have long looked forward to.