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Varying Retirement Ages

Jan 24, 2019

It was Mark Twain who said “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  While that may be true, most of us still want to retire eventually. Many of us dream about early retirement.  Alas, the bulk of people appear to retire in their 60s. According to SmartAsset’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, the average retirement age in America is 63-years-old.  The average retirement age varies by state, with a low of 62-years-old and a high of 65-years-old. New Englanders are associated with the highest average retirement age.  

Anirban tells us why that may be the case.