Key Findings

  • One-third (28%) of retired Boomers are either currently working after retirement retirement or have been employed for pay previously in retirement.

  • Of retired Boomers who are not currently employed, half (48%) would be interested in going back to work after retirement, but cannot, most often because of health reasons.

A generation ago, retirement meant moving from a life of full-time work to one focused on full-time leisure.

Today, however, the views and expectations for work and retirement are rapidly changing. With life expectancy on the rise, it isn’t a far-fetched possibility that a Baby Boomer who retires at age 65 will have a 30-year retirement!

What is a baby boomer to do?

In order to finance a retirement that may last decades on a middle class income range, many Baby Boomers are turning to working after retirement. What is middle income? For our purposes, middle income are those with an annual household income between $25,000 and $100,000.

Can you still work after you retire?

The answer is yes! Many Baby Boomers are going back to work after retirement to help their nes

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