More and more boomers—and younger generations as well—are talking about working in some capacity beyond what might be considered the "normal" retirement age.
The reality, however, is that the uncertain economy, causing workers to retire much later than expected, means that traditional retirement must be re-imagined.
In the wake of the most wrenching downturn since the Great Depression, surveys suggested many workers were planning to delay retirement for at least a few years. A few years ago, before the stock market began to boom again, various iterations of upper ages becoming "the new 65" became a popular line. It characterized the stark realities facing some retirees, faced with dwindling nest eggs and dark financial prospects.