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Going Back to Work After Retirement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

After a lifetime of working and saving, you’ve finally come to the point where you feel comfortable enough to retire. Though the long-winding path to reach this milestone was supposed to bring more peace of mind, instead it precipitated a fear of outliving your money now that you’ve left the workforce. “The main financial motivation…

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Changing Careers at 50 or After: 3 Tips for Doing it Right

Many Americans are planning to work into retirement, or to return to work after retiring. Seventy-five percent of Americans expect to work for as long as they can, and 39% say it’s because they like to work, according to a recent Bankrate Financial Literacy poll. One-third, or 32% of Americans say they’ll continue working because…

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Expert Interview with Dave Starr on Empowered Retirement for NewRetirement.com

The smartest thing anyone can do to prepare for retirement is to start early – long before you need it – and to look for sources of income that will sustain you after you’ve officially retired, says Dave Starr, the founder of RetiredPay.com.Even if you have the promise of a comfortable pension, that is no excuse…

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When to Retire? 5 Reasons to Delay Retirement

“Freedom 55″ was the rallying cry for decades of people working toward an early retirement… However, over the past few years, the U.S. labor market has seen a continual increase in the number of working individuals older than 55 who are delaying retirement. Why is this change happening? What factors are influencing why retire-aged people…

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Work and Retirement: How a Work Sabbatical, a Long Vacation or Switching Careers Can Improve Your Retirement

The road to retirement is changing dramatically, with more older Americans taking a long vacation, or a work sabbatical, for a period of time and then rejoining the workforce –often by switching careers — to delay full retirement. Seventeen percent of boomers say retirement financing will come from continued employment, according to a 2014 analysis…

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Work and Retirement: Boomers Redefine What Retirement Really Means

People who are preparing to retire likely have several notions of what they expect retirement to be like. But a new study from Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave reveals a few common myths about work and retirement —along with today’s reality. Researchers examined four retirement job myths and explored their corresponding realities, along…

Giving way to the Young?

It’s an old argument, one that’s been making its way around European countries for decades, and been intermittently heard over here.  Because of longer lifespans, higher retirement costs, and the general downturn of the economy, seniors are delaying their retirement for longer, and continuing on in the workforce.  The problem?  Prevailing wisdom is that with…

Retirement? Not for these Olympians!

If you think you are too old for sports, think again!  There are a handful of inspiring individuals competing and even winning medals this Summer in London — Olympians who are in their 50s, 60s and 70s!!! The oldest competitor in the 2012 Olympics is 71 year old Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu. He is competing…

It is Not too Late! Get Inspired by these Famous Accomplishments Made Late in Life…

If you think that turning 60, 70, 80 or even 90 as the end of your ability to accomplish great things, think again!  Today’s older Americans are reinventing themselves in surprising ways and it turns out that some notable accomplishments have been made by previous generations of seniors. The following people switched careers around the…

If your Plans for Retirement were Shattered

Having financial security throughout retirement is what every working American strides for. However, with declining asset portfolio and house values, it is easier said than done. Planning for retirement can take a wicked twist if one is laid off within a few years of their pre-determined retirement age. According to a New York Times article,…