The benefits of working 9 to 5 until you're 95
Kathleen Casey-Kirschling (L) files for her Social Security retirement benefits online as Michael Astrue (2nd-L) commissioner of the Social Security Administration stands nearby on October 15, 2007 in Washington, DC. Casey-Kirschling was the nation's first Baby Boomer, born on January 1, 1946, and was the first to receive Social Security retirement benefits.
The Baby Boomer generation is expected to live longer than any other generation that preceded them. And with the current state of the economy and the possibility of a future without pensions and social security to fall back on, more and more of them are putting off retirement.
But maybe it's not such a bad thing.
In his new book, called "Unretirement," Chris Farrell argues that work has always been an essential part of our community, and that putting off retirement can be a good thing for everyone.
Click the media player above to hear Chris Farrell in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.