Never Retire: Why People Are Still Working in Their 70s and 80s


"It probably lasted about six or seven months," says Wordlaw, 66, whose career as a TV reporter, news director and station manager took him to cities across the country before his short retirement. "It didn't take me that long to realize I'd made a big mistake."

Today, Wordlaw is a news director at WVLA-TV and content editor for Nexstar Media Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and he has no plans to retire again.

It's not uncommon these days for baby boomers to continue to work well into their 60s, 70s or even 80s.