Ina Jaffe at NPR News: When A Bad Economy Means Working 'Forever'

Janet Sims-Wood is a 67-year-old librarian living near Washington, D.C., who, like millions of other seniors, has had to stay in the workforce past retirement age to make ends meet. Some haven’t saved enough, or their jobs didn’t pay enough for them to save for retirement. The recession also took a toll: Retirement savings lost $2.8 trillion.

About $100,000 of that came from Sims-Wood’s savings, which is the reason she says she expects to stay in the workforce “forever.”

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