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Retirement Advisor: Decade Of The 'Young-Old' (Podcast)

by: SA For FAs
SA For FAs
Senior Editor, FA Content
Summary

The Economist recently published a lead story on the so-called “young-old,” the Japanese term for workers aged 65 to 75.

The publication notes that the peak of the boomer wave will be turning 65 over the next five years and will redefine retirement by accelerating their participation in the workforce.

Research suggests that continued work slows down cognitive decline, among other benefits.

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The Economist recently published a lead story on the so-called “young-old,” the Japanese term for workers aged 65 to 75, who the magazine expects to bolster their work participation this decade.

This podcast (4:33) brings a medical anecdote to illustrate the physical and mental benefits of continued exertion, and suggests that financially secure retirees voluntarily undertake some sort of meaningful labor.