Yesterday, Marcie talked about encountering elder paranoia, no free lunches, professionalism and differences in dress habits of the young and old. Here is Part 2:Continue Reading
On March 7 RLTV will broadcast a special report on the changing nature of retirement in the US, in particular the impact of the current economic climate on retirees.Continue Reading
We all deserve to live our lives knowing that an elderhood free from the most pressing cares and gifted with the self-respect that accompanies autonomy can be ours.Continue Reading
In a day and age when fewer and fewer people have a pension and many people don’t have a lot socked away for retirement, it’s becoming increasingly critical that you calculate the best time and strategy for you and (if you have one) your spouse to take Social Security.
So my wish for you is this: Get the timing right.Continue Reading
Once your nest egg has reached your mental “magic number” — $500,000? $1 million? $5 million? – it’s tempting to start to fantasize about an early retirement. Before you do, you may want to test-drive MarketWatch’s “How Long Will My Money Last?” calculator.Continue Reading
Through extended visits to The Villages, Sun City and Youngtown, Arizona, Andrew Blechman’s book, Leisureville: Adventures in America’s Retirement Utopias reveals the lives of those who have embraced the rising trend of segregated (often gated) communities for older adults (the new marketing term is “age-preferred”).Continue Reading
Personally, should I be asked to forgo a modest amount of my promised SS benefits to keep the system solvent, I will consider it a patriotic sacrifice by one who has benefited handsomely from the American free-market economy.Continue Reading