A new study by Bankrate has found that a stunning 75 per cent of Americans say they plan to work "as long as possible" in retirement - and not because they love their jobs. Only 40 per cent say they plan to continue working because they want to, while 35 per cent say they plan to work out of financial necessity.
"Working during retirement brings a lot of benefits," says Jill Cornfield, a retirement analyst for Bankrate. "I’m not surprised that nearly three quarters of people said they’d like to work as long as they can while in retirement. It’s not just the money. When you can work as a consultant or find some part-time gig, it really helps you stay sharp."
IFA's Expertfile is home to a number of top international experts on retirement and older workers, all of whom are available for media comment and speaking opportunities on this pressing issue.
Dr. Jane Barratt Secretary General
As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.
Dr. Debra Whitman Chief Public Policy Officer
Dr. Debra Whitman is an authority on aging issues with extensive experience in policymaking, research and the political process.
Mr. Don M. Blandin President and CEO
Don M. Blandin was appointed President and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust in June 2004
Dr. Patrick Dixon Chairman
Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist.
Baroness Sally Greengross President & Chief Executive
Sally Greengross co-chairs five Parliamentary Groups, including Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Ageing and Older People.
Dr. Robert E. Roush Director
Dr. Roush trains healthcare professionals about the role of age-related changes in making executive decisions about finances.
Ms. Judith Wahl Executive Director
Judith Wahl is the Executive Director at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly.