A new report says millennials want to make use of their extended life expectancy by taking more risks, volunteering, finding new career paths, and delaying retirement. (Photo: iStock)

Millennials don’t want to follow the usual path in life of school, then work, followed by retirement. Considering Americans live 30 years longer now than they did a century ago, millennials are instead looking to that “extra” 30 years as an opportunity to restructure their lives — despite the twin handicaps of being the least financially prepared and most overwhelmed by the notion of long-term planning.

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