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Itinerant oldsters? Retirees with low savings roam the U.S. looking for gig work. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Old age is not turning out the way some expected. Just ask the new generation of “workampers”—seniors who live in RVs or trailers and travel the country in search of work to supplement any Social Security or retirement savings they might have.

All too many of them have no savings at all and are dependent on a migrant lifestyle even in their 70s, with most older people—workamping or not—fearing illness or injury even more than they fear death.

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