|By Diane Stafford, The Kansas City Star|
The nation's oldest baby boomers — now turning 67 — are not hanging on to their jobs at the rate expected. Fifty-two percent are fully retired. Fourteen percent are working part time.
Only 21 percent remain employed full time, contrary to forecasts that the generation would "work till they drop."
Among the retired boomers surveyed for
But there was a bit of a surprise among the oldest boomers who still are working. Just since 2011, the age at which they intend to retire has jumped from 69 to 71.
Some of the oldest-boomer highlights from the new survey:
–86 percent are collecting
–82 percent want to "age in place" and don't plan to move.
–31 percent say long-term care leads their retirement concerns, but fewer than one-fourth have private long-term care insurance.
–8 percent owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home.
The nationally representative survey of 67-year-olds found that four out of five had neither of their parents still living. More than one in 10 was providing regular care for a parent or other older relative.
It also found that the age group averaged 4.8 grandchildren, and more than half of those surveyed believed their generation is leaving a positive legacy.
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