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Should 65 Still Be Retirement Age?

By Gillian Leithman It is a commonplace fact that physical ability, mental alertness & cooperativeness fail after 65. I bet you would agree that’s a pretty crazy statement, right? Well, those are not my words. They are the words of the U.S. Federal Government who, in 1980, argued before...

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Reasons To Beware of Early Retirement

By Gillian Leithman Delay retirement but only if you like your job and the people you work with. While much has been written about the financial benefits of longer working lives, there are social benefits too. Bonds of close friendship, a sense of community, belonging to and being of...

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How Saving For Retirement Is Like Living In A Goldfish Bowl

By Susan Williams There was an interesting article the other day about how some wealthy families are not saving nearly enough for retirement. In their desire to keep up with the Joneses, a financial planner complained that families who may be earning up to $250K a year were spending...

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Six Tips To Help Your Parents With Their Retirement – So You Can Too!

No matter how much you’ve put together in your financial retirement plans, it always seems like you need more. What if, in addition to your own expenses, you also have to support your parents? Here are 6 basic tips to follow, so both you and your parents can retire comfortably.

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Baby Boomers and The Rise of the Grudge Workforce

Here’s a new term for you – the grudge workforce. Have you heard of it before? I discovered it when I happened to run across a research report published by Suncorp in Australia. They coined the phrase grudge workforce in reference to the time gap for baby boomers from...

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Retirement: The Case of the Ant and the Grasshopper

When you were younger you might remember being told an Aesop’s fable about an ant and a grasshopper. Basically, the story goes like this; One summer, a grasshopper was spending it’s days chirping and singing. An ant passed him by who was working hard and carrying an ear of...

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