table 1: actuarial study of life span vs. age at retirement
read more about this study here
bbe made a good point though when i showed her the table-that there are also studies that show that because work causes you to think critically, be active, etc-for many people (likely with less stressful jobs, or jobs they truly enjoy) working later in life actually extends their lifespan. so i suppose, it's different for everyone and every job.
but then, today on the simple dollar i read this quote 'everytime you buy something today, it effectively tacks some time on to the end of your working career.'
yikes...that'll make you reevaluate unnecessary new bedding, or overpriced candles for your apartment.
the retirement gods are trying to send me a message. maybe something along the lines of 'don't think once you get out of debt you are done with this new budget-you have a lot of catching up to do, erickson.'