Ok, time for some good news.
A recent survey conducted by AP-LifeGoesStrong.com reveals that age is not the issue at work that some of us had feared it would be.
A full 61% of baby boomers surveyed said that their age is not an issue at all at work – encouraging tidings for those of us who are planning to stay on with an employer after our official retirement age.
A further 25% said their age was an asset, whereas only 14% cited age as having a negative impact on their lives at work.
Around two-thirds said that they were keeping up with developments in their field and are on track with new technologies. Nearly half of those born between 1946 and 1964 now work for a younger boss.
Significantly, about 1 in 4 boomers still working now say that they’ll never retire – which is roughly the same proportion that have saved no money for retirement.
Unsurprisingly, it was those who earn less or have fewer savings that were least likely to report satisfaction at work – most likely because they feel they lack the freedom or security that they had hoped for as seniors.
So just remember folks – let’s keep our chins up and our minds on the future.
Planning and saving are always good investments!
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