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Why Continue to Work Even Past Your 90s?

CNBC recently reported that the founder of Pacific International Lines is the world’s oldest billionaire that still goes to work in his office every day.  This is even after he handed over the reigns of the company to his son earlier this year.  How old is he? An amazing 100 years-old!

In reality, not everyone is a millionaire, let a lone a billionaire.  So why bother to work past normal retirement age?  Professor Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist at Cornell University told CNN that “people who engage in organized work have higher age of mortality” — noting also that such benefits accrue to people who chose to work longer and not to people who were essentially forced to work past their retirement age and have no choice.  Assuming that you fall into the former group, here are the positive reasons why you should continue to work:

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