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3 Very Good Reasons To Pursue An Encore Career in Retirement

For many Americans, working beyond the traditionally defined retirement age of 65 is becoming the norm. According to the Voya Retire Ready Index™ study, only one-third of workers anticipate having the choice to completely stop working during their retirement. In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor indicated that more than 30 percent of employed Americans ...

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Top Male CEOs Collect Millions More in Retirement Funds Than Women

Last week, a report on the divide between retirement funds for CEOs and the rest of us shared a startling statistic: All together, the 100 largest CEO retirement assets are roughly equal to the retirement savings of 41 percent of U.S. families. Aided not only by traditional pensions but by supplemental executive retirement plans and special ...

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An Unexpected Benefit of Choosing Work over Retirement – And It’s Not Money

Retire at your own risk. Recent research suggests that staying on the job into your senior years helps you stay healthy. A study by researchers at the University of Miami of more than 83,000 Americans over the age of 65 found that retirement and unemployment correlate with poorer health, even after controlling for a number of ...

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5 Ways to Find Second Act Career Options

There's a little-known fact about second act careers that might surprise you: Most people don't really reinvent their careers for retirement. Instead, they repurpose and recycle their skills in new ways. They take the threads of their hobbies, interests and old jobs and weave them together into new lifestyle-friendly options for the future. Admittedly, the stories ...

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Why Planning to Work in Retirement Is a Risky Business

CHICAGO -- Planning to work longer to bolster your retirement finances? It can make a big difference, but it is tough to pull off. Half of all retirees leave the workforce earlier than planned due to a health problem or job loss. Blue collar workers with physically demanding jobs are most susceptible to early retirement, according to ...

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Are Baby Boomers Too Optimistic About Retirement?

Most retirees left their careers sooner than they wanted to. If you’re a Baby Boomer within sight of age 65, you’re probably thinking about your next move—and it may well be a career change instead of a traditional kick-back-and-relax retirement. Among 1,005 Boomers who haven’t yet left their full-time careers, 60% expect to keep working at ...

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