If you’re looking forward to a day when you won’t have to get up and go to work in the morning, you might have something unexpected to look forward to as well: poor health. It turns out that retirement can be bad for your happiness — and even your physical well-being. According to statistics released in 2006 by the National Bureau of Economic Research, retirees were more likely to experience depression and health problems than those who were still working.
Can you really spend 30 years playing golf? Many baby boomers are doing just the opposite, and opting to stay in the workforce longer. As it turns out, it may also allow them to live longer, healthier lives – and provide a much needed boost to their savings and social security benefits. Check out the benefits of working longer, and how you can do it successfully, in my new post on GoBankingRates.com: http://bit.ly/JywBb8