There is nothing new about this news but it will take a while for the information to travel around the block. These predictions based on mathematical calculations have been around at least for the last 20 years but are getting more attention as the time draws closer.
I don't know about you but I don't want to work until I'm 70 or 68. That being the case, retirement needs to be of important consideration and planning. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to remind everyone again about the book just released by Jacob Fisker called Early Retirement Extreme. Hot off the presses and available through Amazon.com or his web site. Jacob will tell you what adjustments can be made now to prepare to retire early. He should know because by implementing his plan he has already become semi-retired at age 34. Read his story here on his site and get an idea of the flavor of his unique but very practical approach to finances. To get a brief overview of what a transition toward early retirement may mean to you take a look at his 21 day makeover listed in the left sidebar.
While others are worried about the inevitable, by taking some positive and specific steps retirement may not be as far away as you think.
Another article you may find helpful from The Simple Dollar.