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The Retirement Watch Family Caregiver Planning Guide

June 9, 2020

Family caregiver planning has some simple rules… And some not-so-simple rules. For starters, any caregiver agreements involving family members should be in writing. That is, unless the person providing the care is being altruistic (being a friend), and expects nothing in return now or in the future. Often when one family member provides care for […]

Retire ‘Retirement’? The New Senior Living Lifestyle

March 18, 2019

More and more often I see someone argue that we should stop using the word “retirement” and abandon the whole concept of retirement. Retire retirement, they say. They argue that people are living longer, healthier, more active lives. “Retired” people no longer have sedentary lifestyles that occasionally are interrupted by shuffleboard and card games. Surveys […]

How To Live Longer

October 26, 2018

Life expectancy is increasing in Spain. The country appears to be on track to have the longest-lived citizenry, bypassing Japan. According to this article, researchers credit life style changes with the expansion of life expectancy. Three key factors are extending lives. Fernando de la Fuente, who has run a fruit and veg stall in the […]

Some Common Retirement Misconceptions

August 3, 2018

Most people aren’t experts on retirement, so it’s understandable that they have some misunderstanding about retirement finances. This article reviews some of the more common misunderstandings people have about their retirement finances, and explains how they can lead to trouble. High Yield Is Better Than Low Yield Well duh. How can 5 percent interest not […]

Older People Helped By Positivity

July 10, 2018

A new study (albeit of a small number of people) found that older people are conditioned to avoid unhappiness and stay satisfied than young people. It said that older people tend to block out threats and thereby avoid negativity feelings and experiences. Of course, this same trait often makes older people susceptible to being taken […]

Key To Long Life?

June 29, 2018

Optimism appears to be a key element to living longer, according to a study cited in this post. It focuses on the recent decline in life expectancy for a specific group of Americans: middle-aged whites with less than a college education. Some analysts have attributed the higher death rate to addictions and financial distress, both […]

Avoiding Major Retirement Problems

June 20, 2018

This article doesn’t add to what Retirement Watch readers already know, but it’s a good refresher and an introduction to others. It identifies some of the most common financial mishaps that lead to retirement failures. Giving too much to children and grandchildren heads the list.     […]

Preventing Elder Abuse

June 15, 2018

Older people who suffer financial or physical abuse tend to have one thing in common. They’re usually living alone and are isolated. That gives caregivers and others their opportunities. In this article, a former prosecutor of elder abuse argues that adult children bear a responsibility to stay in touch with their parents frequently to be […]

October 2020:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
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