Oregon State University

Why you should work longer

I have been called a "buzz kill" for advocating that people work as long as possible. I cling to this advice because, in my years as a financial planner, I found that those who worked longer tended to have fewer financial problems and seemed more content as they aged.

I recognize that many people really don't like what they do, or they are burned out or simply can't physically continue performing the tasks required for their jobs. But for many years in the past, even those who could continue to work tended to choose not to do so.

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