Whether it's Grumpy Cat captions or Harlem Shake knock-offs, there's always some new Internet trend to follow and imitate.
I have been greatly disturbed recently by the increasing number of articles I have read promoting the myth that older Americans are committing 'generational theft' in plain sight of their own children and grandchildren.
On the housing front, the good news is that the president wants Mel Watt to head the FHFA. The really bad news is that the problems in the U.S. housing system are currently so entrenched that, even if he is confirmed, Mel Watt will be hard-pressed to resolve them.
A staggering 57 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Half of all women (and one in four men), will break a bone due to this disease. But guess what? By making a few lifestyle changes -- like exercising and eating the right foods --it can be prevented.
By Dave Levinthal April 23, 2013...
Over the last 11 years of living throughout Latin America, we've missed lots of things we had back in the States. Just one example... roasted red peppers packed in olive oil. Eight brands in the supermarket back home... none in the first two countries we lived in.
The large telecom company wanted to abandon a commitment to provide land line telephone service to everyone in the state.
The Internet is a wonderful thing. From a small condo high in the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains, we can view properties for sale in Omaha, Nebraska. During winter, this is the perfect way to see properties in Omaha if you no longer own a parka and mukluks.
I have been sleeping around lately, although that is not how it sounds. However, you won't catch me at home some nights. I have been sleeping in the homes of elderly family members, doing what I can when I can.
Hiring managers who look at the resume of a 50+ worker and see a risk or a burden should look again. Older workers don't need your pity. Firms that pass on the opportunity to hire them do.
An analysis by the President's Council of Economic Advisors shows that lowering the growth rate of health care costs by 1.5 percentage points per year will increase the real income of middle-class families by $2,600 in 2020; $10,000 in 2030; and $24,300 by 2040. That's real relief for real people.
Rest assured, I would certainly never advise anyone to talk down to his or her parents. Why I chose to address the issue is simple: Sex is different today than it was in the past and it will continue to change with the times.
A midlife crisis -- if you fully embrace the stereotype -- can be expensive. Fancy car... trophy spouse... new body... new career. But -- as with so many things -- your buck buys you more when you take your midlife crisis to a tropical paradise and teach it to dance the salsa. Consider these alternatives...
The point is that in many cases, 'offshore' isn't about banking and secrecy... it's really about internationalizing your life. It's about taking the best possible advantage of perfectly legal opportunities and structures in other countries that allow you live a better quality of life for less money.
Media coverage of Sandberg's book plays into an unfortunate narrative that leaves caregiving by anyone except the mother of young children out of the conversation. What I know is true is that we have a shortsighted view of the purpose and importance of family leave
Many older Americans say they plan to work forever, some because they feel they have no choice -- they haven't saved enough to retire, and they aren't eligible for much in the way of retirement benefits.