Unless you are physically unable to continue working, there are a number of benefits to working past the traditional retirement age, according to an article in Kiplinger, “6 Reasons to Work Past Retirement Age.” All of them are worth serious consideration.
Employee Benefits. The added fringe benefits that accompany your paycheck can be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. That includes employer-paid life insurance and employer contributions to your 401(k). Don’t forget about health insurance, which can be cheaper than Medicare and provide better coverage. This coverage is valuable, especially if your spouse is under age 65 and covered by your plan.