Retirement as our parents experienced it is being retired... As tens of millions of us now ponder whether and how we might work as well as play in retirement -- for the money and/or the stimulation -- it can be helpful to follow the lead of the trailblazers who are already shaping this new retirement workscape.
Can you imagine telling Bruce Springsteen that since he's 64, it's time to stop playing music? Or forcing 65-year-old fashion powerhouse Anna Wintour to retire? Should Warren Buffet leave investing to younger folks, since, after all, he is 83?
You may have read the headlines and heard the stories: Retirement is being retired. For more than thirty years, I've been analyzing the data and trends, and I've long predicted that working in retirement would one day become the norm. Now it has. We have reached the tipping point where the majority of people now plan to work in retirement, and this later phase of life will never be the same.
Right-wing billionaires threw a hissy fit in recent weeks. The 99 percent are persecuting them, the wealthy ones whined. That whole Occupy Wall Street thing hurt their feelings, conservative 1 percenters pouted.
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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.
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.
American CEOs and boards of directors should take note. The income inequality they've fostered with outsized CEO pay packages and paltry wages for workers is creating an American royal class served by serfs.
For the safety and security of our financial system and economy, these new rules need to get adopted without weakening and without delay. And then made even stronger.
The SEC has lost steam in its already very weak push against mortgage lenders and the investment banks that supplied them with money for alleged fraudulent lending.
Banks are corporations, which are legal entities established under rules written by people. Their existence should advance America and Americans. Not the other way around. Many in Congress need to be reminded of that.
Who do you trust more: a used-car salesman, congressperson or your financial advisor? According to a recent survey, we trust our government about as much as we trust our financial institutions.
With today's economic uncertainties, many of us have one or more family members who are struggling financially. A brother who lost his job and is at risk of losing his house. An adult daughter who recently divorced and may need to move back in with you, at least temporarily -- with her two small children.
I know that everyone needs and wants a break, but do you really want to be disengaged from productive activities for the rest of your life? Can you afford not to work at all for so many decades? Can our society afford to pay for so many retired people for so long?