Americans may have to work longer than they’d care to before easing into retirement, but at least most of them are happy doing what they do.
Charles Schwab & Co. recently released the results of its Older Workers & Money Survey, which shows 76 percent of middle-income Americans ages 50 to 69 report staying in their jobs because they “want to,” not because they’re “stuck” in them, according to a news release.
Sixty-seven percent say their job skills put them “ahead of the game,” 27 percent say they’re happier now than they’ve ever been in their careers, and 11 percent think their best working years are still in front of them, the survey also finds.
“Working is clearly about more than the money,” Schwab Community Services senior vice president Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz says in the release. “. . . The majority of older workers are very engaged and productive in their jobs, and employers should be pleased to see that they’re happy in them, too.”
Good thing, since we may be working well into our eighties. But who’s counting?
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