Read Published Article In Robert and Beverly Stack’s red-brick rambler in Orange, Va., the dining room has been transformed into a bedroom. It’s furnished with a hospital bed and a dresser lined with medications and other supplies—all provided by Hospice of the Rapidan, a nonprofit agency based in Culpeper, Va., that cares for about 300 patients […]
Sometimes it pays to get back to basics. Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com In Bailout: What the Rescue of Bear Stearns and The Credit Crisis Mean for Your Investments, USA TODAY investment columnist John Waggoner provides sensible, specific steps to help investors navigate through not just the rescue of Bear Stearns […]
A new community aims to extend seniors’ independence Read Published article Alice Salamon, 87, has resided for nearly four decades in a light-filled, three-story home in Cambridge, Mass., that brims with memories, mementos of her travels, and photos of generations of family. Through the kitchen window, the native of Czechoslovakia can gaze out at her […]
How Much Do You Need to Retire? By Kerry Hannon Read Published Article Jeffrey Jacobi, a Katy, Texas, air conditioning contractor, plans to retire soon. Or he did. He’s not so sure now, given the current economic crisis. The 66-year-old has been steadily socking away enough savings to let him and his wife enjoy the equivalent […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com Ever wonder what pulses through your brain when money comes your way —— $300 on the sidewalk or when your 401(k) perks up? Jason Zweig explores that topic in Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich. Now, you […]
The Transition Network helps launch post-career plans Read Published Article Charlotte Frank remembers heading downtown that brilliant September morning seven years ago toward her 63rd-floor office in Lower Manhattan, where she was an executive with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Prudent hedges keep rising prices from gnawing at your nest egg Read Published Article It’s been a rough year for retirees—and those eyeing retirement. Crashing stocks have slammed retirement account values. Falling house prices are shuttering dreams of selling the big family home, buying a less expensive pad, and pocketing the excess to shore up […]
Moving into a new field later in life can be fulfilling. Here’s how to do it Read Published Article A New York investment banker becomes a small-town chef. A techie turns acupuncturist. An entrenched corporate exec accepts an early retirement package and converts to the ministry. Longer life spans, concerns about outliving retirement savings, and […]
The transitional years require a change in your financial mind-set Read published article Uneasy about the future, many new or prospective retirees figure it’s time to purge their portfolio of risk (translation: growth stocks) and shift the money into conservative, income-producing investments such as bonds, dividend-paying stocks, and bank certificates of deposit.
Buy the Book on Amazon.com It’s hard to believe it took three people to write a book as short as this one. But apparently, it did. The One Minute Entrepreneur, written by a team headed by motivational speaker Ken Blanchard, author of the classic The One Minute Manager, dispenses inspirational wisdom on the keys to […]
What I Told The Senate About Older Workers and Jobs
I testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging and its Chairman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), and Ranking Member, Claire McCaskill at its June 24th hearing, Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape, I was honored, and admittedly, a little thrilled Watch the video
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