12 Surprising Facts About Boomer Retirement

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Boomers are, in fact, retiring.

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In the dark days following the 2008-2009 crash, people became un-retired at unprecedented rates, and an AARP survey showed two-thirds of people over age 45 were delaying plans to retire. Fast-forward to 2013: A MetLife Mature Market Institute survey released this year shows that more than half of the first-year boomers (born in 1946) have fully retired – up from 19 percent in 2007 and 45 percent in 2011.

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