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Retiring at age 65: an archaic idea that doesn’t fit into today’s world

This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 02-May-2013 issueretired not expired

A few years back my mother, a Professor and Head of Department at the Wits Faculty of Social Work, was forced to retire at age 65. Despite being very good at her job and showing no signs of mental or physical deterioration with age, she was stripped of her professorship and all that she could still do for the department, simply because she hit 65. In today’s day and age, is retirement at age 65 not an archaic concept that needs to be put to rest? Continue reading