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Retirement Age

This Couple Retired in Their 30s. Could You? | Posted 09.05.2014 | Money

We talked to Jeremy Jacobson, 39, who retired a year ago thanks to the nest egg he and his wife saved for 10 years. They have no plans to rejoin the workforce, because they expect their money to last another 60-plus years. They even want to have kids.

Why The New Retirement Workscape Is An Antidote To Aging

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

You may have read the headlines and heard the stories: Retirement is being retired. For more than thirty years, I've been analyzing the data and trends, and I've long predicted that working in retirement would one day become the norm. Now it has. We have reached the tipping point where the majority of people now plan to work in retirement, and this later phase of life will never be the same.

Is Shop Class the Answer?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

While encouraging more students to pursue a technical degree may seem attractive for the short term, the long view suggests that a wholesale shift away from encouraging all those who can to pursue a college degree will significantly affect their career longevity.

Retirement Age 65.. .67? No... 75! What Retirement?

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The so called 'retirement age' is nominally thought to be 65 years old, but to get your full Social Security benefit the age is inching up each couple of months to 67 for those born in 1960 or later. And who knows where it will go from there?

IMF Issues Inequality Warning

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that wide income inequality can slow economic growth and is proposing ways to redu...

Patience Is a Virtue: How to Make up to 76 Percent More in Retirement

Donna M. Butts | Posted 02.26.2014 | Money
Donna M. Butts

Co-authored by Virginia Reno Patience is a virtue. In the case of Social Security, it can also translate to a higher retirement benefit. Up to 7...

Is Stress Most People's Friend?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgStressful events can bring out the best in us, lift us to levels we never thought possible. We can rise to the occasion. But, it's not quite that simple, is it?

11 Sneaky Ways Companies Get Rid Of Older Workers

Forbes | Donna Ballman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

Forbes Older workers are still suffering in the aftermath of the Great Recession. More than half the people aged 50 and older who participated in a...

Bring Back Mandatory Retirement?

Market Watch | Alicia H. Munnell | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty

While the unemployment rate for older workers is lower than that for the general population, older workers who lost their jobs during the Great Recess...

Many Americans Give Up Idea Of Retiring

Albuquerque Business First | Gary Gerew | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty

A new survey by HSBC shows that 18 percent of people in the U.S. don’t think they will ever be able to fully retire. The survey also found that amo...

Retirement, A Word From Times Past

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

I'm a little confused by all of the articles about retirement. To me, and a majority of my friends, the word "retire" is not anywhere near our reality.

John Celock

Booker Tweets Big Announcement On Key Issue | John Celock | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Democratic New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker said he supports expanding Social Security and Medicare hours following a press conference Thu...

Adapting to a World Without Jobs

Janet M. Hively, Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty
Janet M. Hively, Ph.D.

Older workers who are creative and entrepreneurial are taking advantage of this shift in the labor market, seizing it as an opportunity to work past retirement age without being tied to a nine-to-five schedule.

What A.G. Lafley's Return To P&G Means For Older Workers

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In a time when most businesses are obsessed with the newest, latest, greatest thing, Proctor and Gamble has reached back into its past. The iconic American company has ousted its current CEO and brought back the 66-year-old A.G. Lafley for another go as Chief Executive. The business world is abuzz after this executive shake up, trying to figure out what the future holds for the company.

Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Traditional Retirement

Kevin E. Cahill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Kevin E. Cahill

Today, most Americans -- young and old -- can't expect 20 years of leisure in retirement without a reduction in their standard of living. Our society -- government, employers, and individuals -- simply can't afford that.

New Study Turns Retirement Age Theory On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2013 | Fifty

For the past few years, baby boomers have been telling survey-takers that they plan to work until they drop, an attitude that undoubtedly could be tie...

The Obstacles 90 Percent Of Retirees Face

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty

There is no such thing as a sure thing, especially when it comes to retirement planning. A new survey from Ameriprise Financial found that 90 perce...

Reveling in Retirement

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

What is your retirement fantasy? Is it learning to play golf, retiring to a beautiful seaside resort, learning a language, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or just kicking back, waking up to a good cup of coffee and no commute?

The Reasons Why Women Retire Earlier Than Men

Phyllis Moen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Fifty
Phyllis Moen

Bloggers have had much to say lately about the difficulties of working women who are raising children and/or managing dual-career marriages, as well as those who are planning to marry or to have children. They've paid less attention to women in their 50s, 60s and early 70s who are confronting work-family pressures, too -- but of a different sort.

When Is The Right Time To Retire?

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty

Once we reach our 60s, most of us will begin to consider retirement. Some people may feel the need to exit the busy and often stressful business world...

Exactly HOW Many Older Women Don't Have A Retirement Strategy?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty

A new study on women and retirement shines a light on some sobering statistics: nearly half of baby boomer women have no retirement strategy, while mo...

How To Plan For Retirement At The Last Minute

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty

What happens when you wake up one morning and realize that you are not where you want to be in terms of retirement? That’s a situation many people f...

More and More It's an Older Woman's World -- of Work

Sara Rix | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without another headline highlighting the growing number of Americans who, for a variety of reasons, are pushing back their date of retirement. What gets less attention is that women comprise a sharply growing proportion of the older workforce.

4 Ways To Retire The Cheapskate Way

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty

"Affordable" and "retirement" are two words that haven't been used in the same sentence a lot in recent years, making retirement planning stressful fo...

6 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty

We may not want to admit it, but our own beliefs are often the biggest obstacle in the journey to financial freedom. Sometimes our own behaviors make ...