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Why One Retiree Spent Her Life Savings On A School Bus

OWN | Posted 12.05.2014 | OWN

At an age when most women are slowing down, 77-year-old Estella Pyfrom is just getting started. The Florida grandmother and retired teacher didn't opt...

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Why This 90-Year-Old Crossing Guard Is Finally Giving Up His Neon Jacket

Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty

For more than two decades 90-year-old Fred Blackman has helped kids in Palm Bay, Florida safely cross the street and go to school. But now, accordi...

The Simple Money Move That Could Save Social Security

Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty

(Courtesy Daily Finance) It's hard to be optimistic about Social Security. With many experts pointing to Social Security's imminent collapse and p...

Ready For Your Encore?

Wall Street Journal | Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty

For years, a slice of Civil War history sat tucked away in a box in Robert Plumb's closet. Today, the contents of that box are shaping his future. ...

The Working in Retirement Study: Five Assumptions the Study Contests

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

Like many of the studies based on Families and Work Institute's ongoing, nationally representative study, this report reveals important differences between assumption and reality.