A new survey from NerdWallet found that today’s retirees on average stopped working at age 59. 36 percent said they didn’t have a choice. 18% said they had to stop because of their health, and 9 percent said a job loss forced them to do so.
A study published by researchers at Boston University found that people who scored higher on an optimism assessment were more likely to live past the age of 85. Those with higher optimism levels were more likely to have advanced degrees and be physically active, and less likely to have health conditions such as diabetes or depression.