Why Turning 65 Isn't What It Used to Be, According to an Expert

With more than 4 million people turning 65 in 2024, an expert in psychology and aging explains why so many of them are thriving like never before.

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A record number of Americans are turning 65 in 2024, and many of them are living their best lives. What are they doing right and how can you emulate them in your own life? To understand more, Kiplinger Senior Editor Sandra Block sat down with Ken Dychtwald. Dychtwald is a psychologist, author of 19 books and CEO of Age Wave, a research and consulting firm that focuses on the aging population.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.