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Is Working Past Age 65 a Realistic Option?

More seniors are remaining in the workforce, but saving remains an essential safeguard against unforeseen circumstances.

Note: This article originally posted on July 31, 2012, but we are re-featuring it as part of's Retirement Readiness Week.

Question: My retirement portfolio has underperformed during the past several years, and it looks like I'll have to keep working longer than I had anticipated. Are there any potential pitfalls of which I should be aware?