Are Aging Americans Too Old to Work?
Each workday, Marty Harwell, 66, sets the alarm for 5:15 p.m., giving himself enough time to grab a shower and something to eat before clocking in for his 7 p.m. night shift as a pediatric nurse working in home health care. The California man, who worked in the music industry for most of his adult […]
The American economy is humming along, but many Americans continue to worry about how they’ll pay for their retirement. Nearly half (46 percent) said they “won’t be financially comfortable when they retire,” according to a Gallup poll. These numbers are somewhat better than when the same question was asked immediately following the Great Recession of […]
When Can Older Americans Expect to Retire? Maybe Never
Both of the leading presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton, 68, and Donald Trump, 69, are pushing 70, an age when most Americans traditionally contemplate retirement, rather than seek one of the world’s most stressful and demanding jobs. But Clinton and Trump could be on to something. More than half of older Americans are expected to keep […]