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Work Wanted: Protect Your Retirement Plans in Uncertain Times by Linda H. Lewis, James W. Walker

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4. Stay Healthy and Active

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.Bernard M. Baruch

Myth: Capabilities That Decline with Age Impede Work Performance

There is no health reason why boomer professionals should not be able to continue working through their sixties and seventies. This can be the best period of your life—a time when you have health, wisdom, experience, less stress from career, and fewer family pressures.

It’s true that our physical and mental abilities peak in our twenties and diminish thereafter. Everybody knows it. It’s irrefutable. But that’s only part of the story. You are not going to fade away anytime soon nor are your capacities going to diminish suddenly:

•   Changes that accompany aging are ...

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