For years now, the workforce has been inching toward an historic wave of retirement. From 2024 through 2027, more Americans will turn 65 years old than at any point in our country's history. By 2030, all of the baby boomers will be past the traditional retirement age.

We often imagine retirement as a long vacation from the drudgery of work, but, in truth, most of us derive satisfaction and happiness from our work. If we suddenly go cold turkey, we may begin to feel adrift.

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