In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."
An extraordinarily stressful experience, such as war captivity in early adulthood, can reverberate throughout a lifetime and influence later well-being, but many factors shape the outcome.
With all the talk about retirement, the national focus is on how much to stash away in your 401(k) and IRA and when you should leave your job and start taking Social Security benefits. That's all crucial, but what people are forgetting is what they want to be and do when they grow up.
A 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute showed Americans are increasingly confident in their ab...
The bare-bones youth hostel of old has been reinvented, especially in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as a comfortable, interesting, yet still-affordable home base for exploring some of the most unique and colorful places in the world.
We are so excited to be back in our nation's capital and continuing in our fight to stand up for working families across the country. Our pocketbooks may not be stuffed with billions of dollars, but we're determined to make our voices heard.
Career reinventions in and past mid-life are successful when they reflect authentic passions, commitments, concerns and issues. At this point in our lives and careers, we need to acknowledge who we are, what we're good at, and what kind of legacy we want to leave. But this does not mean that we have to necessarily turn our backs on our current careers.
America's 75 million boomers are about to become our largest-ever retirement generation. And as they migrate into their later years, health will be the ultimate retirement wildcard. For many, health and health care expenses will be the difference between a retirement filled with opportunity, independence, and financial security, or a retirement diminished by worry.
No matter where you live, emergency preparedness is important. And it's doubly important when you live in a foreign country where you may not speak the language or be aware of where to go or what to do.
Have you ever heard someone joke that if they knew they'd have lived so long, they would have taken better care of themselves? As it turns out, this is no joke. Today's retirees tell us in no uncertain terms that the number-one ingredient for a happy retirement is, by no small margin, having your health.
Baby Boomers, Does this sound like anyone you might know? A child is born with "spina bifida" back in October of 1951. He had corrective surger...
Finding ways for these Rewired "experts" to share their wisdom, and all the great insights they'd discovered during their lifetimes -- especially with young people, who so badly needed good role models, made so much sense, and still does.
The only time I could envision tapping your 401(k) is in the event you are unemployed for a long period of time. Here's how to stop popping the cork on the 401(k) Piggy Bank.
Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...
Even though you're divorced, it's still possible to collect Social Security benefits on your ex-spouse's work record. The basic qualifications are pretty straightforward, but read on for a few permutations.
Paying too much for your 401(k) plan, however, is like a leak in your gas tank; the ultimate effect is that neither is going to take you as far as you need to go.