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• Employment is an important part of retirement and retirement planning for rural Nebraskans.
• Many rural Nebraskans who are not yet retired expect to work past the traditional retirement age of 65, especially those age 40 to 64 and farmers and ranchers.
• Motivations for working past the traditional retirement age include to meet basic income needs and to keep both physically and mentally active.
• Retirees are more likely to work for enjoyment while persons who are not yet retired expect to work for basic income needs.
• Most rural Nebraskans are anticipating some form of employment to help fund their retirement years.