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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,…

Being Laid Off Shortly Before Retirement

It’s something that many people don’t really think can happen but has become more common over the last few years – being laid off shortly before you retire.  We like to think the chances of this happening are small due to the belief that it’s too outrageous, especially If you are one of those people…

Oldest Yoga Teacher

No more excuses!  Recently, the Guinness Book of World Records crowned their newest, oldest yoga teacher.  This may make you feel bad, but Bernice Bates is an astounding 91 years old.  She began teaching yoga 50 years ago and has continued ever since. According to John Muir Health, one in three adults falls and injures…

Working for Life

Do you plan on working longer than the average person’s lifespan?  Sounds ridiculous, but that’s the new face of retirement.  In a survey done by Wells Fargo, it was shown that Americans have only been able to save 7% of what they need for retirement.  And 30% of people that were close to the age…

Gardens Make a Comback

People across the country have been struggling in the past couple of years to continue to put healthy food on their plates.  It seems that paychecks are getting smaller (or disappearing) and the cost of food continues to rise.   One way to fix the problem?  Grow your own food! Across the U.S., gardens are popping…

Baby Boomers Change Retirement

Baby Boomers are changing the face of retirement.  Just ten years ago, the age at which most people hoped to retire was 64.  Now in 2011, that age has increased to 69 according to a survey done by Harris Interactive.  Some of it has to do with the current economic picture – people are trying…