It’s the End of Retirement as We Know It …
Our modern idea of retirement was created by marketers based on a temporary set of circumstances that hasn’t existed in over four decades.
Less than 100 years ago, hitting your 50s didn’t mean the beginning of your second half of life.
Instead, it meant, “You’re about to die.”
Put another way, at the beginning of the Social Security system almost 90 years ago, the U.S. government knew that most workers wouldn’t even make it to age 62 and, therefore, would never collect benefits at 65.
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