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Early Retirement

Sudden Wealth From the Sale of Your Business?

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Sooner or later every business owner wants to retire or just sell his business. For a business owner this is a huge life event. Some are very sure of their decision, while others can be hesitant.

5 Financial Secrets Of People Who Retire Young

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Christina Couch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The average American retires at age 62 according to an April Gallup poll, but even in a low-interest economic environ...

Stop Lying to Yourself About Early Retirement, It's Not About Saving Millions

MyBankTracker | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Ever indulged in that dream of basking in the sun by your cabin on the lake while you're still young enough to enjoy it? Early retirement -- the id...

What Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Can Teach You (And Me) About Retirement

April Rudin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
April Rudin

There it was, flickering on my Apple Cinema monitor: I was that 1 boomer in 3 with NO real retirement plan. I was totally busted. My head spun, and in the next few minutes, I went through all five stages of the Kübler-Ross grief model.

What 30-Year-Old Retirees Can Teach The Rest Of Us

Next Avenue | Greg Daugherty | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Greg Daugherty Many Americans today say they despair of ever being able to retire, let alone retire early. But a the...

The New Retirement Age Is Thirty

Paul Cantor | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Paul Cantor

Being unsettled and wanting more out of life is not a millennial problem or a hipster problem or a "whatever new word marketers are using to describe young people" problem. It's really a problem of being "plugged in" all the time, and never being given the freedom to shut off.

5 Mistakes To Avoid In Early Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | JOE UDO | Posted 09.27.2013 | Fifty

Many people dream of early retirement, especially if they don’t like their current job. According to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of workers are...

Are Your Parents Spending Your Inheritance?

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Many economic factors have taken their toll on seniors' nest eggs in recent years. Thus, if you were counting on a sizeable inheritance to help finance your own retirement, you may want to rethink that strategy.

When Retiring Together Doesn't Make Sense

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Back when people from my parents' generation were first planning their lives together, most married couples looked forward to working hard for a few decades, raising a family and then retiring together while they still had enough money and energy to travel.

Next Economy, Buddhist Economy

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

We don't just need more jobs, we also need a rehab of the American dream. To build a new economy we have to let go of the old dream, of that American dream that equates work with necessary evil.

The Myth of the Aging Hacker and How to Fight It

John Pavley | Posted 08.18.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Technology has a reputation for being a young person's game. That's a perception I would like to change. Sure, when I was young I had a dozen ideas a day. But I hardly ever completed anything. Now that I am older, I have the ability to finish what I started.

Ford Motor Co. Doesn't Need These Autoworkers Anymore

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — About 1,700 Ford Motor Co. factory workers have decided to take early retirement offers and will leave the company by June 1. ...

About Leadership: Experience Counts

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

I think that today we undervalue experience. Perhaps not in the go-go businesses of Silicon Valley, where there is precious little experience available. But in the mature businesses -- oil, chemicals, minerals, etc.

Public Employees Rush To Retire

www.nytimes.com | Posted 12.08.2011 | Fifty

MADISON, Wis. -- As states and cities struggle to resolve paralyzing budget shortfalls by sending workers on unpaid furloughs, freezing salaries and e...

Want to Retire Early? You Don't Need Riches

The Huffington Post | Laura Rowley | Posted 11.25.2011 | Fifty

One in five Americans plans to retire before age 65, according to a new study, and they're not just the ultra-wealthy. There's hope for everyone to ba...

Should You Put Retirement on Hold?

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.03.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

One indicator that our economy is still hurting is that more people are postponing retirement. If you're hoping to retire in the next few years, consider the following tips.

Cisco To Cut Workforce By 11,500 Employees

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Cisco Systems plans to cut its workforce by 11,500 employees as part of its plan to cut annual expenses by $1 billion and revive its business. ...

Dan Froomkin

Job-Creation Idea No. 12: Let The Old Folks Retire Early And Make Way For Young Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 12 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) Looking ahead fearfully to something that may or may not be a problem decades from now, Pres...

Doing the Math on Early Social Security Benefits

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

The message that Americans will do better by waiting until full retirement age to file for Social Security benefits is tough for some to accept. Why wait until age 66 to get something that you can take at age 62?

Don't Count on an Inheritance

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Alderman

Earlier this decade, headlines blared that trillions of dollars soon would begin changing hands in the largest wealth transfer in history, as depressi...

Ford: Buyouts, Early Retirement Offered To All 41,000 Of Its U.S. Hourly Workers

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. has offered buyout or retirement incentive packages to all of its 41,000 U.S. hourly workers as it tries to further red...

Ken Lewis Is No Dummy

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Imagine you are Ken Lewis, who yesterday announced his decision to take early retirement from his position at Bank of America. You want to understand why Ken walked? Look at it this way...

Xerox Targets Retirees: Can Today's Workers Be Far Behind?

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Ann West

Xerox workers are quickly replaced and disposed of like a used 9 volt battery in the smoke detector -- still has life in it but gets changed every 6 months for safety's sake.

Early Retirement Claims Increase Dramatically

Los Angeles Times | Mike Dorning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reporting from Washington -- Instead of seeing older workers staying on the job longer as the economy has worsened, the Social Security system is repo...