12/7: Is 80 the new 65?

When it comes to retirement, 80 is the new 65. Nearly three-quarters of Americans expect to work long into retirement age.

It’s not because they all enjoy their jobs. Slightly more than half say they’ll have to work just to pay their bills.

Retirement planner Jack Albertson offers his perspective.

And a retiree shares his approach.

Is 80 the new 65?

24 comments Add your comment


December 7th, 2011
11:36 am

Obviously, I thought this article was about speeding but I digress. ……..LOL

Florida Guy

December 7th, 2011
11:34 am

I agree with BG—-Where were the pundits (Hannity comes to mind immediately) who love to throw knives at Obama when Bush was enlarging the federal government to sizes not seen since FDR?? Not one word when it was a republican steering us down the road of doom, but once their boy isn’t in power, oh now, everything is going straight down the toilet—i say this as a republican who was stupid enough to vote for Bush twice. Call it like it is, not how your party wants you to call it. That’s the problem with America now—-Party ahead of country, and corporate lobbyists ahead of everything!!!!


December 7th, 2011
11:33 am

85 should be the new 65! 65 is too slow.


December 7th, 2011
11:27 am

Okay Im sick of ppl blaming our recent govt. particular Obama..I have sat back and have said nothing being that I was one of his most verbal critics..but the blame that he is getting is a lil unjust when the man before him office basically brought most of this countries worries and problems to new levels. The not one but two wars and TAX CUTS on top of that at the time of war is the main reason we are in this situation..all up under the man before OBAMA’s watch..Now Obama did make huge mistakes when he first took office but I think the man before him should be punished as well.


December 7th, 2011
10:37 am

I’m 80 and I still work. If I didn’t work, I’d go nuts and drive my wife nuts.

Katzkratch Phever

December 7th, 2011
9:08 am

I’m 53 and can’t wait to retire in 6 years at 59. I don’t care if I don’t have enough money, the government will take care of me.


December 7th, 2011
8:29 am

Consideering where you work or can you still work at the age of up to 80. There are some things we all need to find out because, is there going to be money for you to collect and if so, if you can retire if you have plan for it; do it right now because the outlook of income might be a problem; but you can still use what you and draw your SS. No, the 80 is not the 65, 65 is what you need to do trying to get to 80..some won’t make it!

Diddles McDoodles

December 7th, 2011
6:16 am

Hooray for President Obama and his destructive economic policies. The American people should be so grateful that his VP is a total moron with half a brain!


December 6th, 2011
11:51 pm

“Is 80 the new 65?”

Actually 85 is the new 65, but only in a 70 m.p.h. zone.

Old Man

December 6th, 2011
10:31 pm

First! And probably last.