delaying retirement

Adults 65+ in U.S. Workforce Hits Half-Century High

Posted on 09/4/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkThe number of working Americans ages 65 and older is at the highest point in nearly half a century, the Los Angeles Times reports. While older adults still make up a relatively small share of the total U.S. workforce, nearly one in five adults over 65 are currently working or looking for work, and employment in this group has jumped 27 percent since 2007, recently surpassing 7 million.

The Takeaway: Number of Americans Taking Social Security Early Hits 35-Year Low

Posted on 05/24/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn 2011, the number of Americans taking early Social Security benefits dropped to a 35-year low, according to a new report from the Urban Institute. For the second consecutive year, those taking benefits fell (to 27% of the number of eligible older adults). That’s down from 31% in 2009, reestablishing a 12-year downward trend interrupted only by the recent recession.

Half of Older Adults Surveyed Plan to Put Off Retirement

Posted on 05/17/2012 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Work  We’re nearly three years into an economic recovery yet an increasing number of older Americans are still tapping into their retirement funds and pushing back their retirement date. A Bank of America survey of 1,000 working Americans in April (nearly 700 of them were age 51 and older) found that people were more pessimistic about their financial futures compared with two surveys in 2011. Respondents, who had between $50,000 and $250,000 in 401(k) plans and other assets, were asked about their …

The Takeaway: Boomers Adjust to New Retirement Realities; Salt Study Questions Wisdom Of Cutting Back

Posted on 11/10/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe percentage of boomers—73 percent—planning to postpone retirement longer than they thought has risen six percent since just this past spring. And new research shows that though cutting back on salt does lower blood pressure, it could increase other heart disease risk factors.

Find Yourself Complaining About Work?

Posted on 09/14/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkGuilty. And I do count my lucky stars that I’m gainfully employed. But some days – mornings, especially – are downright depressing. I know I shouldn’t complain. I’m not an oncologist. Not a hospice nurse. Not a social worker or a homicide detective or a teacher in a rough school. I don’t get minimum wage to be on my feet all day (or night) doing physically demanding work, or something I find mind-numbingly repetitive. I don’t juggle two part-time jobs with no …