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The first waves of the 'silver tsunami'

A couple of retired people look at the sea from the promenade in Benalmadena, Spain.
A couple of retired people look at the sea from the promenade in Benalmadena, Spain.

More Americans are about to be 65 years old than ever before.

A record 4.1 million Baby Boomers will reachthe traditional retirement age in 2024.But when and how people in the U.S. retire looks very different than when boomers started their careers. 

A 2023reportfrom the Pew Research Center found that 62 percent of older Americans are still working full-time, up from 47 percent in 1987.A growingshare of workers say they mayneverretire.

We talk about retirement, how the income gap affects how late in life people work, and more.

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Michelle Harven