How High Will the Retirement Age Go?

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


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.