What percentage of GDP is spent on pensions? At what age are people exiting the labor market? What is the poverty rate for those over 65?
The generations share a common agenda: for job creation, stronger Social Security, and economic equality; and against job-killing and wage-suppressing trade deals, usurious debt, and runaway banks. It's going to take all of us, young and old, to fight for an agenda like that.
Because the good times are rolling doesn't mean they will keep rolling.
While student debt can place an enormous burden on graduates entering the workplace, so can having parents without ample resources in their retirement years.
Many people shy away from New Year's resolutions, but setting concrete goals for 2014 can be the start of making some truly positive changes in your life.
Age 65 is not as special as it used to be. Mandatory retirement has long since vanished for most jobs. Social Security's Full Retirement Age is gradually rising to 67. Many 65-year-olds pursue active lifestyles that would have seemed fantastic in an earlier era. But it is still a milestone. Here are some important steps to take when you reach 65.
Preparing for retirement may seem like a job for the far-off future -- like cleaning out the garage or sorting boxes in the attic. But if you care about your future (and who doesn't?), you really should pay attention to certain things sooner rather than later.
Next year will bring subtle changes to 401(k) and IRA rules. There will be one shared change for both retirement plans that introduces a bigger saver's credit threshold which should please many more people.
I'm approaching a point where my kids are almost grown and I have a whole new blank chapter to write. Where will I go? What will I do? Who will I become? I could really do anything. Or be anyone. Do I want warm? Water? Country? City? Do I want to start a new adventure or a new career or business?
How are we Americans collectively feeling about our retirement prospects? Survey says (and most financial advisors would concur), not so great.
With Thanksgiving now behind us, the new year is right around the corner. As you begin to consider resolutions for 2014, don't forget there's still time to make some personal finance moves this year that could pay off well beyond 2013.
Warren Ogden couldn't afford to set up his ideal business in the U.S. Yoga and fitness had been part of his life for years. He had studied it at Duke University in North Carolina -- and later in India, at the Agama Yoga centers in Rishikesh and Dharamshala. He completed his yoga teacher training at the Holistic Yoga School in Boulder, Colorado. So he decided to open it somewhere else.
While we can't control how long we live, which conditions we may develop or exactly what our healthcare will cost, there are some steps women can take to reduce this worry.
Isabelle and Robert Shahverdians lived and breathed stress and chaos in Los Angeles. Their lives were filled with long work days and long commutes, all to pay for life in the fast lane.
Most of us say that we want a successful retirement. Unfortunately, too many of us don't think things through, and could end up unprepared for retirement. It's remarkably easy to wreck your retirement years.
New to town, eager to meet people and explore new activities in my post-retirement era, I searched the local newspaper for clues to previously unexplored terrain.