Bloomberg Business Week reports on a survey done by Wells Fargo that says 80 may be the new retirement age. According to the article,
About 74 percent expect to work in retirement, according to the survey, with about 39 percent working because they’ll need to and 35 percent because they want to. And 25 percent of those surveyed said they expect they’ll need to work until at least age 80 because they don’t have sufficient savings.
So many people would like to retire by at least 55 and yet the with current economic situation, the reality may be much different for most folks. It makes the full-time RV retirement lifestyle even more appealing. You can often live for much less, depending on your choices, and you can work or volunteer for your site to reduce expenses as well as work for wages to bring in more income. There are parks where you can settle down permanently when it is time to get off the road. The Escapees RV Club has a number of them, plus you can find them in many locations, particularly where snowbirds flock in the winter.
Many things can interfere with keeping a "real" job in the stix 'n brix lifestyle. Working on the road could be the answer. Part-time work is easier to find and some jobs aren't that demanding if health issue keep you from full-time work. Check out Support Your RV Lifestyle! for how-to's and many ideas for making money as you travel. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak