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Old Yesterday, 10:02 AM
 
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Who chooses to work past age 67? | ScienceNordic

I was surprised by this article. Not many people site money as a factor. I find that surprising.
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Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM
 
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I work one day by choice .... more than 4 years now
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Old Yesterday, 10:13 AM
 
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"Internal motivation seems to play an important role. People who experience work as very important earlier in life often still have a great desire to work when they’re older,” says Hellevik."

Yep.
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Old Yesterday, 10:30 AM
 
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"Internal motivation seems to play an important role. People who experience work as very important earlier in life often still have a great desire to work when theyre older, says Hellevik."

Yep.
What if work is fun, too? I retired from work at 74 because I thought retirement might be more fun than retirement at work. I was wrong. I needed the work to have fun.
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Old Yesterday, 10:55 AM
 
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I expect that my BF will. He is 54 and although he has almost 5 years in his pension plan, he does not contribute to any other savings ( as far as I know). Even though he might retire from his current position before 67, I would expect that as long as he is able, he will be working at some sort of job. That’s his nature.
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Who chooses to work past age 67? | ScienceNordic

I was surprised by this article. Not many people site money as a factor. I find that surprising.
That is a 'nice' surprise.

I would expect that in the context of this article (not surveying the 'needy' who are too busy working to comment)

(nordic population = more services for those who need it, better social structure for families / community support)

For the millions of USA and other seniors who are working to support their 'unexpected care' for grandkids, ill spouse, aged parents, medical fee induced poverty...My Kudos to them.

For those engaged in enjoyable work and service, (paid or volunteering) great! Thanks.

Retire early, Retire often.
If you must (or desire) return to employment, I'm glad there are often jobs to support that.

Personally... I would suggest retiring for the 20 yrs when the kids are home. Go back to work if you must (or desire).
YMMV
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Old Yesterday, 10:58 AM
 
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I will work past 67 because of money.
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
 
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I just turned 69 and am self-employed with no plans to quit. Actually work a lot: online business, private teaching, freelancing. Watch what I eat and take a short nap in the afternoon, so I'm good.
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Old Yesterday, 11:14 AM
 
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I could see myself working at that age part time and probably seasonal work but I couldn't imagine working full time.

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Old Yesterday, 11:31 AM
 
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Uhhhh no thanks.

I’m done as soon as my financial’s tell me I can hang it up. Hopefully at 59 1/2.
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