The Golden Years and The Golden Arches

“Today, the 77-year-old former vice president of marketing for Oral-B juggles two part-time jobs: one as a $10-an-hour food demonstrator at Sam’s Club, the other flipping burgers and serving drinks at a golf club grill for slightly more than minimum wage.” Bloomberg profiles Tom Palome, whose experience of his retirement years might look familiar to many baby boomers who had good jobs, put their kids through college, but didn’t save enough for their golden years.

+ Retirees who need to work is a troubling trend, but nowhere near as troubling as the child labor numbers. Nearly 170 million kids are considered child laborers. And that number actually represents a significant decline.

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