retirement statistics

75% of 65+ Men Retired Today vs 25% in 1880

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In the “shocking statistics” category, I wanted to post the following quote in this Morningstar article on the US retirement savings crisis: The notion of retiring is a recent phenomenon. In 1880, roughly 75% of men 65 years and older were still working. Life expectancy (at birth) was about 45 years. Today only about 25% […]