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Old 05-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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average retirement age in US

For some reason, I assumed average retirement age in US was around 65... According to this article

Average US Retirement Age Is 61 And Rising ,

it used to be 57 in the 90s and now is climbing to 61...

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Old 05-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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In 2011 - US News did an article that said the retirement age for men had risen from 62 to 64 and for women it had risen from 60 - 62.

What I liked best was the reasons they gave for the changes... driven by declines in traditional pensions and retiree health benefits offered by employers, changes in the way Social Security benefits are calculated, better education and health, and less strenuous jobs that people are able to perform at older ages.

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