Watching a loved one grow old is filled with emotional upheaval, and when you compound that with other stresses -- rush-hour traffic, deadlines, sick children, dirty laundry -- caregivers are often left holding the bag.
Next time you see one of these CEOs on TV lecturing about belt-tightening, keep in mind who's talking. The stakes in this debate are extremely high for ordinary Americans who work hard every day but still have to worry about their retirement security.
More often than not, if you dig below the surface of "lucky" people who have succeeded in their finances, careers or personal lives, you will find a tremendous amount of sacrifice, strategic planning and devotion.
This month, millions of Americans will spend hours filling out and monitoring their NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets. If they paid the same attention to their retirement planning, perhaps the country's savings programs would be in better shape.
Even though you may want to live forever, the question becomes: Can you afford it? The cold hard reality is that the cost of longevity is quickly outpacing most people's ability to pay for it.
Our grandparents had arthritis; we'll have arthritis. The difference is we'll live with it longer. The difference is we've had fewer kids. The difference is we may have higher expectations. The difference is that there are vastly many more of us.
If, like me, you have a grumpy old man lurking about at home, you need to act fast before he makes your thoughts drift towards murder. There are endless possibilities out there to keep someone who is suffering from 'irritable male syndrome' entertained.
Who hasn't fantasized about retirement? No more time clocks to punch, early-morning alarm clocks to set, rush hour traffic to fight, or uncomfortable heels or cranky early morning kids to deal with. Nothing but leisurely days to travel, enjoy your family or do whatever you wish.
Changing careers in midlife is not an easy transition for anyone -- especially once you've hit the over-50 classification and acquired your first AARP card.
Divorce at an older age is typically more difficult than for younger people when it comes to recovering one's financial health.
We valued the religious tradition we had known growing up in Texas. Warm, welcoming people who cared for one another and believed they could make a difference in the world around them. So why does Texas today feel like a foreign country?
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Expat communities tend to include all expats, not just retirees. Expat communities form in places around the world based on common ties such as language and culture, not age. In communities overseas, younger executives, teachers, writers and the self-employed mix with retirees.
One of the most momentous events of our later years is leaving the workforce. Putting retirement on the front burner brings most of us face to face with change on a major scale.
The only thing more maddening than the media's refusal to cover the retirement crisis is the fact that most of us don't realize that our eggs aren't in the right baskets.