In this April 13, 2018 photo, Steve Vernon, a research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity in its financial security division, poses for a portrait in Falls Church, Va. Americans long viewed 65 as the age to stop working. It was considered full retirement age by Social Security for many, Medicare benefits kick in then and historical practice had established it as the goal. Now some experts are suggesting people set their sights a bit higher, on 70. “We keep adding years of life and it all got tacked on to the retirement period and it never changed the retirement age,” Vernon said.
In this April 13, 2018 photo, Steve Vernon, a research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity in its financial security division, poses for a portrait in Falls Church, Va. Americans long viewed 65 as the age to stop working. It was considered full retirement age by Social Security for many, Medicare benefits kick in then and historical practice had established it as the goal. Now some experts are suggesting people set their sights a bit higher, on 70. “We keep adding years of life and it all got tacked on to the retirement period and it never changed the retirement age,” Vernon said. Jacquelyn Martin AP Photo
In this April 13, 2018 photo, Steve Vernon, a research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity in its financial security division, poses for a portrait in Falls Church, Va. Americans long viewed 65 as the age to stop working. It was considered full retirement age by Social Security for many, Medicare benefits kick in then and historical practice had established it as the goal. Now some experts are suggesting people set their sights a bit higher, on 70. “We keep adding years of life and it all got tacked on to the retirement period and it never changed the retirement age,” Vernon said. Jacquelyn Martin AP Photo

More Americans expect to work until 70; there are benefits

May 08, 2018 03:19 PM