What age will you be when you retire? Tell us your story

When do you plan to retire? Americans are working longer than ever before.

The concept of retirement is quickly evolving for Americans, who are no longer ending their work lives in their late 50s and early 60s. Now, workers are extending their careers for a multitude of reasons: financial hardship, social security and pension changes, household dynamics and a need for purpose.

In the U.S. among older workers – those age 65-69 – working rates went from a quarter to a third of men; for women, they went from less than 20 percent to nearly 30 percent. Overall, the average age of retirement has increased by 2 to 2.5 years for American men and women, according to Courtney Coile, an economist at Wellesley College.

The Dayton Daily News is taking a look at changing workforce trends in Miami Valley. Have you been forced to work longer? Did you retire, but then realize you wanted to work? What does the retirement stage of life look like for you? We want to hear your story. Call reporter Kara Driscoll at 937-225-0551 or email her at kara.driscoll@coxinc.com.

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