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What if you never retire – by choice?

Season 2 Episode 47

What if you never retire – by choice?

The concept of never retiring is more common that we might think. A recent survey by The Wall Street Journal found that some potential retirees say that they never intend to retire – not due to financial issues, but by choice, and for a wide variety of reasons. Jean and wealth planner Isabel Barrow explore what it means to never retire in this episode of Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, and the advantages to continuing working past retirement age. These can include more time to fund retirement accounts, more time for those tax-deferred accounts to compound and potentially grow, additional potential health care benefits, and more.

Then, Jean interviews Rob Berger, founding editor of Forbes Advisor, YouTuber and author of Retire Before Mom and Dad, about his journey through retiring three times and why he still keeps going back to work.


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This show is prerecorded. Produced November 2023.

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Jean Chatzky


Meet the Host: Jean Chatzky

A financial journalist and New York Times bestselling author with an innate ability to explain the complex world of money.

Jean Chatzky came to personal finance not as an economist or a financial planner but as a journalist who dug into the topic of money to get her own money in order as well as to earn a paycheck. She has the innate ability to take the complicated world of money and explain it in ways we can all understand. And this has never been more important than now because we all have more responsibility for our financial lives than any generation that came before us. Aside from hosting Everyday Wealth™, Jean is the CEO of HerMoney.com and host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC's TODAY show for 25 years and the financial ambassador for AARP, she appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

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