Working Past 70

It is articles like this that confirm to me that those of us under 55 should consider ourselves to be working through at least age 70, if not 75 or later. I just don’t see how the policy makers in the industrialized countries will have the fortitude to make the changes to our public pension systems that need to be made. Forget about retiring at age 65. If you have money, they will take it in taxes to pay for these programs. If you don’t have money, you will need to work. Either way, plan on a longer work segement to your life and a much shorter retirement.

Personally, I like work. It provides purpose, dignity and income – all three of which I need. Work is a gift from God. There was work in the Garden before sin entered the world. So, I’m looking forward to working for the next 20-30 years. I think it will be the most productive time of my life.

http://www.economist.com/node/18529505?story_id=18529505

Bill English
Mindsharp

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