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Jobs that lack health and retirement benefits, aka nontraditional jobs, can end up costing olderworkers by reducing what they have for retirement income.

That's among the findings in a brief from the Center for Retirement Researchat Boston College, which says that as older workers increasinglyfind themselves in jobs that lack benefits, they could actually beendangering their retirement if they stay in such jobs toolong.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.