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Golden Years

An Aging Person's Observations About Aging: Helpful Hints for All Ages

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.07.2015 | Fifty
William B. Bradshaw

I graduated from high school in 1950. Yes, that was 65 years ago. I am 82 years old. Some readers are probably thinking that I am really old, while others are chuckling and thinking, 'You have a ways to go."

The 7 Keys To A Successful Retirement Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty

With 10,000 boomers turning 65 each day, many eyes are watching the sand in their job hourglasses drain. But before they accept their gold watch -- do...

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

5 Ways To Make Your Retirement Not Suck

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty

By most indicators, there is a Silver Tsunami coming -- millions of people who will enter retirement without enough money to house and feed themselves...

Why Are Most Latinos Not Prepared for Retirement?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Yes, we sure like to work. It's unfortunate, then, that so many Hispanics who reach old age have nothing to show for it.

The 2 Greatest Worries Shared By Retirees

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

The holiday season is the perfect time to let your loved ones know how deeply you care about them by exploring and discussing everyone's life priorities for the years ahead -- including your retirement.

The Elephant In The Room When It Comes To Family And Retirement

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

You may have already begun to notice in your own life that the hopes and dreams of today's pre-retirees and retirees are increasingly complicated by three converging family-related trends.

7 Expenses That Vanish During Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | Robert Berger | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty

How much money will you need in retirement? It’s one of the toughest estimates to make in retirement planning. It’s so difficult, in fact, that ma...

7 Painless Ways To Cut Expenses In Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | TOM SIGHTINGS | Posted 10.31.2013 | Fifty

Those of us who are retired know it's hard to live on a fixed income, especially since low interest rates have squeezed extra income from savings acco...

Here Come The Three Horsemen Of The Retirement Apocalypse

TIME Magazine | Dan Kadlec | Posted 10.08.2013 | Fifty

Big changes are coming to the broken U.S. retirement system, which in total is underfunded by at least $6.6 trillion, according to one analysis. Al...

7 Lousy Excuses People Make For Not Saving For Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | Robert Berger | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty

When my mom was in her forties, she considered going back to college to get an education degree. I recall her wondering if she was too old to go back ...

Grill Your Adviser About Retirement Income

Market Watch | Robert Powell | Posted 10.03.2013 | Fifty

Is your adviser qualified and competent to provide retirement-income advice? Plenty of advisers might know how to help you save for retirement, but...

How To Talk To Your Spouse About Retirement

Money Magazine | Kerri Anne Renzulli | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty

You've got your dream retirement all figured out ... but does your fantasy match your spouse's? With only 38% of couples planning together, as a 20...

10 Best Big Cities To Retire Happily In

Market Watch | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty

The best places to spend retirement in are safe and affordable, where people are healthy and generally happy. They’re places with economies that off...

How To Know You're Ready For Retirement

Fox Business | Casey Dowd | Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty

Many boomers plan to stay in the workforce longer than previous generations, but how will we know when we are ready to take the leap into retirement? ...

A Rich Retirement: Don't Make These Savings Mistakes

MoneyWatch | MELLODY HOBSON | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty

Retirement is the most important thing Americans will ever save for -- more important than summer vacation or home ownership or even their kids' educa...

Why Too Much Togetherness Can Ruin Retirement

Wall Street Journal | MARYANNE VANDERVELDE | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty

Looking for the secret to a successful retirement with your partner? Try watching two children in a sandbox—a boy playing with toy trucks and a g...

Study Reveals Alarming Trend About Americans And Retirement

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty

No one knows exactly how much they'll need to ensure a comfortable retirement. But human resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt recently released an est...

The One Thing You Must Be Prepared For When Retiring Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Bottom line, be prepared, at some time during your first year in your new home, perhaps even during the first month or two, to wonder what in the world you've done. No, this wasn't crazy, and it wasn't a mistake. Wait it out. The panic will pass. Just on the other side is the life you came to find.

5 Retirement Variables You Can Do Nothing About

U.S. News And World Report | Emily Brandon | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty

One of the reasons it's difficult to prepare for retirement is that there are so many things we simply can't predict about it. We don't know how long ...

Bad News For Those Who Live In The South

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty

ATLANTA -- If you're 65 and living in Hawaii, here's some good news: Odds are you'll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you'l...

Why You Should Choose A Radically Different Lifestyle For Your Golden Years

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

A friend, Paul Terhorst, retired very early, at age 35, nearly 30 years ago. Paul retired for many reasons and even wrote a book about the thinking involved. But today he explains that, in retrospect, one reason stands out more than all the others.

Scary Income Shortage Faces Seniors In 48 States

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.10.2013 | Fifty

Seniors in almost every state in the nation are coming up short when it comes to being able to adequately pay for their retirement years, according to...

How Golden Will Your 'Golden Years' Be?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Americans are especially receptive to messages equating retirement with a "new frontier." The idea that our best days are always ahead of us is an important part of our fabric, both individually and as a nation.

The Artist, the Pinnacle of the Movie Maker's Art

Warren Adler | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

Something stunningly clever is at work in the minds of the French filmmakers who have created this exquisite original.