Why are we not addressing how the system facilitates greed capitalism and envy while concentrating productive capital ownership among the 1 to 10 percent of the population?
It's no surprise that most older adults, when given the choice, say they would prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. But what if those older adults develop physical and cognitive challenges? Who helps them fulfill their preference to age in place?
Six leading community college organizations have joined forces to address an important yet little-known challenge facing community colleges across the U.S.: the impending departure of hundreds of presidents.
Financial experts talk all the time about the importance of wealth, but remember that amassing wealth doesn't happen all at once.
In our interview of last June, Michael Liebreich, the CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, had a simple solution for market-weary investors -- at leas...
Baby boomers -- aka the children of the '60s or the great generation that brought the world the sexual revolution and Woodstock -- have revolutionized the idea of what it means to be older... with vitamins, plastic surgery, Botox and Viagra.
It's undeniable that loosening your grip on your smartphone, being in the moment with your children and replacing multi-tasking with uni-tasking leads to greater well-being.
As the special session of the legislature gets underway, let's hope that lawmakers will not be misled by overly optimistic assumptions and will instead address Pennsylvania's pension problem with the implementation of a defined contribution plan.
As Baby Boomers begin to turn the corner on one career and move into the next phase of life, research and planning in advance are essential. Many Boomers will start a business, go back to school and volunteer or a combination of all those things. As many as 40 percent of us will move, some to a smaller home in the same area and some to far flung places. Scouting out new locations by going on what I call a Discovery Trip is a great way to learn about the possibilities.
The expat lifestyle is not 'for couples only.' We know many single expats living overseas -- and truth be told, many of them are women. They've fearlessly decided to move forward with their retirement dreams, partner or not.
You could launch a more comfortable, more interesting, safe, pleasant, even adventure-filled life in a number of places around the world on a budget of as little as $1,200 per month or less. In some parts of Panama, Colombia, Thailand, Nicaragua, Malaysia, and Ecuador, for example, you could live comfortably on a budget of less than $1,000 per month. I'd be surprised if you can't afford that.
Taking advantage of professional help that may already be offered as part of your 401(k) plan could go a long way toward easing some of your investing concerns.
Mayan ruins, spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, miles of unspoiled coastline, and the Western Hemisphere's longest barrier reef--a paradise for diving, snorkeling and fishing. Belize is a Caribbean playground that is truly blessed by time, nature and culture.
We are a confident generation, which is a good thing. But when it comes to the way we manage our financial lives -- particularly our credit -- that confidence can make us vulnerable.
Though 401(k) plans (a defined contribution retirement plan) are supposed to build wealth, a new study by the Economic Policy Institute suggests that these plans are actually exacerbating wealth inequality by not adequately providing for most people's retirement.
I am a part of the human services "industry" and, as such, you can count me among those who have this crazy belief that we could live more fulfilling lives (as in "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness") if we had a more rational approach to aging.