I’ve come to the conclusion that God meant for Man to work as long as he could.
That is my plan. The house is paid off when I reach 70. Can’t retire before then. Work at least that long, and I’m thinking 72, socking some money away into the 401K. You can do that, so I’ve read.
I turned 65, today, so I’m thinking 7 more years. I’m in good health; I like what I do, the company I work for; the people I work with. Why not? I knew a man who was still working at 80.
My only issue is the older I get the less I am able to keep up with the new techie stuff. I just don’t have it in me to work 12-14 hours a day with the hipsters anymore. Going from lead engineer to a dev manager role helped.
So, I may have to change careers which is darn near impossible over 55 unless you self-employ or downgrade.