It was a big media event a few weeks ago when the "first" Baby Boomer, a retired school teacher from New Jersey, born one second after midnight on January 1, 1946, applied for Social Security benefits. But working beyond the traditional age 65 will be the reality even for affluent Baby Boomers according to a recent study by Spectrem Group, a consulting firm specializing in the affluent and retirement markets. Their study indicates that Baby Boomers expect to retire much later in life than their parents did. Nearly half (48%) of the Baby Boom generation expect to work until they reach at least 65, an age at which 76% of their parents had already retired.
Now what about the generation that follows?