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Good News About Becoming Older

January 6, 2017

Much has changed about aging in the U.S. over the last few decades, especially in the U.S. Most people haven’t kept up with the changes and still have a false view of things. This article points out some of the changes and how they have saved Medicare money and will save more in the future. […]

Sharing Tips on Forecasting

January 5, 2017

Earlier this week, we all engaged in our bad habits for the last time as our New Year’s resolutions went into effect. There will be no more smoking, drinking to excess, wasting time, being mean to children and animals, and so forth. We also established new habits of eating better, exercising more, being nicer to […]

For Those Turning 80

January 5, 2017

The essayist Joseph Epstein is turning 80 years old and, naturally, wrote an essay about it. It has some wit, insight, and, of course, grumpiness. Some of the reflections are personal, while others generational. My generation grew up with memories of the country’s one good war—World War II—hummed the sophisticated music of the Gershwin brothers, […]

Opportunities for Phased Retirement

January 4, 2017

More and more companies are giving employees a choice in addition to continuing to work full-time or retiring full-time. The phased retirement plans allow a long-term employee to switch to part-time work. That allows the worker to ease in to retirement and maintain the structure and social contacts of work. It also lets the company […]

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Tips for Living to 100

January 3, 2017

Spain has the highest life expectancy of any country, and it has more than 100,000 people age 100 or older. This article interviews a number of these centenarians and reports their advice for living to 100 or longer. Most of the men and women Comas interviewed showed a zest for life and an interest in […]

Looking Forward to 2017

December 29, 2016

We could have a very interesting year in the markets in 2017. We are in one of those rare periods when investors, analysts and economists are in general agreement about the outlook. For the most part, they are optimistic about economic growth, and that in turn makes them optimistic about earnings and stock prices. They […]

Managing Portfolios Amid Political and Market Volatility

December 29, 2016

Just hours after the Nov. 8 U.S. election results were known, Wall Street’s analysts and economists decided they knew exactly what a Donald Trump administration would mean for the economy and markets. Investors agreed so readily that the first two years of Trump policies already seemed to be reflected in the markets within the first […]

Building Brain Fitness

December 29, 2016

The money fears of retirees and pre-retirees grab most of the headlines. But what retirees are most likely to fear is becoming a burden on others and being unable to take care of themselves, especially because of reduced cognitive function. Yet, you really can help your brain remain fit and relatively young, reducing the risk […]

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