Quite often here, we talk about extreme frugality or Squirreling Gone Wild – stories of extreme penny pinching and why people behave in such ways.
This article in Yahoo! Finance talks about extreme workaholics – people that just can’t stop working. We are not talking about people within the standard working age bracket; rather, these are folks that are into their 90’s and even over 100 years of age!
I have to hand it to these people. It’s truly inspirational to see folks of such an advanced age being that active and eager to work. Just the idea that they are even physically and mentally capable of working is fantastic. Great to see that it’s possible to do such things. As someone with a very dear grandmother of 95 years of age, who is a great, great lady that’s mentally sharp, this article resonated with me.
It got me thinking……how long do I want to work? Personally, I would like to work as long as I felt like I was enjoying myself and physically capable. Tough to put an age on it, but I can see working until 60 in some capacity as long as I can do it. Hopefully it’s because of wanting to – not needing to. It’s up to me to make this option a reality, and I have a long, long way to go to get there:)
How about you? At what age would you like to stop working? Or maybe the question is: at what age are you realistically targeting being able to stop working because you have to?