People are living longer than ever these days. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that by the year 2050, the population of those aged 60 years and older will total two billion. For comparison, 2015 had an aging population of 900 million. Experts even estimate that many of the babies born in 2012 in wealthier countries should live to see their one-hundredth birthday.

These additional years mean people today are enjoying a variety of opportunities the generations before them may have missed. This includes spending more time on their passions and pursuing their goals, possibly even continuing their education or working past retirement age.

The benefits of working past retirement age

The Pew Research Center reports that in 2018, 29% of Baby Boomers aged 65-to 72-years-old were still employed or looking for work. This is a newer trend, outpacing the labor market engagement of both the Silent Generation and the Greatest Generation when they were the same age.

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