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Facts about Retirement from Shurwest. Topic: Pensions.

The shift from our rural, agrarian economy to a full-fledged Industrial Revolution began in the mid-1800s and was accelerating rapidly by the turn of the 20th century in the United States. In the beginning of our nation’s history, homesteaders or farmers might make money or barter when they produced more than they consumed. Retirement wasn’t an option…or even a concept. Most people worked the land their entire lives and had large families with lots of children to help out. With increasing populations flocking to cities to work for companies and factories—usually for one company their entire life—compensation and retirement became
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