DS Waters of America, a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA, is gulping down companies with an unquenchable thirst. So far this year, it has reportedly sucked up six acquisitions, including Seattle-based Athena Partners. Today, DS, one of the country’s biggest water-cooler delivery companies, which delivers to homes and offices, owning some 25 manufacturing sites […]
Hello all. This is my first post for Second Verse, and I’ve got to tell you it’s a thrill to be featured here at Forbes.com. Forbes Magazine was where I cut my teeth in financial journalism in the glory days of the 1980’s. It was in the hallowed halls of the stately Forbes headquarters, at […]
If you’ve got cash, pick up a future resort retreat now at a bargain price. Read Published Article on Forbes.com Dazzled by the price and the view, Linda and Patrick Gallagher scooped up their Virgin Islands villa years before his retirement. This past February Linda and Patrick Gallagher fell in love with the […]
Read published article Four people who did not retire to a life of golf or gardening. Art education: Former museum curator Kate Carmel studied part-time for two years to become a certified appraiser in retirement. Cheryl Champagne was 60, with 25 years as a finance manager, when she took an early retirement buyout package […]
Read Published Article If you work for yourself, finding health insurance is a big headache. While there’s no holy grail, there are ways to navigate the maze and find good coverage at manageable prices. Whether it is affordable, of course, is a crapshoot. That depends on a myriad of factors–where you live, the ages and […]
Read Published Article Today was the day. I put away the last vestige of the ho, ho, ho season—the festive bowl of holiday cards with pictures of smiling kids and pets, along with the occasional annual letters detailing whirlwind lives.
Read Published Article On a sun-kissed California day, I dragged my chair across the porch of the Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito and pulled it up next to 71-year-old Randal Charlton, a newly minted 2011 Purpose Prize winner. He had already sunk into a chair for a brief break in a whirlwind weekend of meetings […]
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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