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Why Raising The Social Security Retirement Age Could Hit Latinos Hardest

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

More than four in 10 workers aged 58 or older have physically stressful jobs, according to a new report. Six in 10 older Latino workers have jobs th...

The Social Interactions of China's Retired

Susie Wolbe | Posted 03.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

The next time you're bored or find yourself with nothing to do, take a hint from the elders seen in China. Join in, make new friends, stay active... and, if you're really lucky, take a trip to someplace beyond your personal bubble. I'm pretty sure you'll meet some really wonderful people.

Social Security: The GOP vs. the American People

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

The American people will have a clear choice this November, no matter who the nominees are. The Democrats are united in favoring expanding, not cutting, Social Security. The Republicans stand against expanding, and with the exception of Trump, for deep cuts to Social Security.

Marco Rubio Forced To Say How High He'd Raise Social Security's Retirement Age

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) didn't want to answer the question during Thursday night's Republican debate, but CNN's Dana Bash forced him to say how high...

Presidential Candidates, Listen Up!

Martin Shapiro | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

After studying our Social Security history and current system weaknesses, I have arrived at these suggested modifications that the president and Congress should consider. For one, retirement age and entitlement to Social Security benefits should be a function of a person's occupation.

Social Security; Part 1: Today the Problem, Tomorrow the Solution

Martin Shapiro | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The so-called 'retirement age' is nominally thought to be 65 years old, but to get your full Social Security benefits the age is inching up each couple of months to 67, for those born in 1960 or later. And who knows where it will go from there? Or what will become of it.

Social Security: Analysis and Suggestions

Martin Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

Today with all the advancement on each of these fronts, average longevity is in the 80s and headed to the 90s. The largest growing demographic are the centurions and over -- for all the reasons that you readers know. So... what to do to rationalize the Social Security Retirement System?

This Is How You Handle A Retired Partner

Honey Good | Posted 08.08.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

When our husband were mainly career-driven, their minds were filled to capacity with how to make and keep their money for their families' security. When they slow down their minds relax; they only do what gives them pleasure and thus they have more time on their hands. They need us!

Jeb! Cracks the Whip

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Jeb! Bush, a boy born to wealth and privilege, whose family owns not a home but a compound of dwellings in Kennebunkport, Maine, and whose wife plunked down $25,600 for one pair of earrings, lectured last week that Americans should work longer hours.

15 Ways To Retire Early

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business

Retiring early -- or leaving the work force for the golf course, if you like -- might sound like an unattainable goal. That's especially true if you look at the challenge from a pure cash paradigm. But there are many ways to make it, so long as you take numerous approaches into account.

Social Security Privatization: Then and Now

Max Richtman | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Max Richtman

Current and future Democratic lawmakers now have an opportunity to do the right thing by joining the growing Boost Social Security movement and supporting legislation which would improve benefits while also strengthening the program's long-term outlook.

When I'm 64, or Maybe 63? Public Views About Retirement Age

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Many Baby Boomers are facing a difficult decision: when to retire? Their personal choices are being made in the context of a longstanding debate about the appropriate age for workers to leave the workforce.

Why Retirement At 65 Is A Fairy Tale

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.08.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Today, retirement is something that fairy tales are made of. A new study commissioned by the Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement proved what is said in pretty much every conversation that involves people age 50 to 68: When it comes to retiring from work, we ain't going nowhere.

Why You Can Thank The Neanderthals For Your Retirement Plan

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty

Ever wonder what cavemen did to afford retirement? Best we can tell -- since early man's principal occupation was basically his own survival -- mo...

This Couple Retired in Their 30s. Could You? | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money

We talked to Jeremy Jacobson, 39, who retired a year ago thanks to the nest egg he and his wife saved for 10 years. They have no plans to rejoin the workforce, because they expect their money to last another 60-plus years. They even want to have kids.

Why The New Retirement Workscape Is An Antidote To Aging

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

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.

Is Shop Class the Answer?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

While encouraging more students to pursue a technical degree may seem attractive for the short term, the long view suggests that a wholesale shift away from encouraging all those who can to pursue a college degree will significantly affect their career longevity.

Retirement Age 65.. .67? No... 75! What Retirement?

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The so called 'retirement age' is nominally thought to be 65 years old, but to get your full Social Security benefit the age is inching up each couple of months to 67 for those born in 1960 or later. And who knows where it will go from there?

Patience Is a Virtue: How to Make up to 76 Percent More in Retirement

Donna M. Butts | Posted 02.26.2014 | Money
Donna M. Butts

Co-authored by Virginia Reno Patience is a virtue. In the case of Social Security, it can also translate to a higher retirement benefit. Up to 7...

Is Stress Most People's Friend?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgStressful events can bring out the best in us, lift us to levels we never thought possible. We can rise to the occasion. But, it's not quite that simple, is it?

11 Sneaky Ways Companies Get Rid Of Older Workers

Forbes | Donna Ballman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

Forbes Older workers are still suffering in the aftermath of the Great Recession. More than half the people aged 50 and older who participated in a...

Bring Back Mandatory Retirement?

Market Watch | Alicia H. Munnell | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty

While the unemployment rate for older workers is lower than that for the general population, older workers who lost their jobs during the Great Recess...

Many Americans Give Up Idea Of Retiring

Albuquerque Business First | Gary Gerew | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty

A new survey by HSBC shows that 18 percent of people in the U.S. don’t think they will ever be able to fully retire. The survey also found that amo...

Retirement, A Word From Times Past

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

I'm a little confused by all of the articles about retirement. To me, and a majority of my friends, the word "retire" is not anywhere near our reality.

John Celock

Booker Tweets Big Announcement On Key Issue | John Celock | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Democratic New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker said he supports expanding Social Security and Medicare hours following a press conference Thu...