Surprisingly, Sir Mick is following current retirement trends, though perhaps for somewhat different reasons. Jagger, as well as almost-65 year old fellow Glimmer Twin Keith Richards, have no plans to end their lucrative careers. These recent film stars have plans to continue recording new and old tracks with their longtime recording company, Universal Music Group.
Many potential retirees are choosing to remain in the workforce after they turn 65. Though these workers won't be selling out packed arenas, they may be greatly improving their retirement outlook. A recent analysis by a federal agency, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) points out that delaying retirement by even a few years can substantially improve the financial outlook for those who have a savings shortfall. According to the CBO, working a few years longer while also saving more income has several important effects:
- It shortens the number of years of retirement and reduces the total funds you will need.
- It allows funds already invested to continue to grow and gain in value.
The oldest boomers will be able to collect:
- 75% of normal benefits at age 62.
- 100% or the full benefit if they wait until age 66.
- 132% or the full benefit plus an extra one-third if they wait until age 70.