How High Will the Retirement Age Go?

It’s increasing, but by how much depends on individual circumstances.

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But the poll also shows that people expect the increase in the retirement age to be small. According to Vernon and Tresidder, this isn't the case: People are going to be forced to work into their seventies very soon.

Tresidder says this change does not have to be a bad thing. People can work in fields that engage them and provide personal satisfaction. Just because one's first career was a grind doesn't mean the second one will be the same.

"People are really embracing [working later in life] because it's really about fulfillment," he says.