Retire to the country? Don’t fall for the myths, city folk warned

News from the web: Exchanging the harsh reality of urban life for the romance of rural living is a dream for many nearing retirement. But a campaign launched on Wednesday warns against falling for the myth of a rose-tinted third age spent among fields, rose-covered cottages and village greens. “Contrary to the …

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How to choose the best place to retire

News from the web: CBS MoneyWatch recently listed the 10 best places to retire based on criteria such as the weather, cost of living, and recreational activities. But here’s another way to figure that out — find the place that best meets yourneeds, however you define them. To get the ball rolling, …

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Retirement is not a word in my vocabulary

News from the web: As baby boomers age, they are challenging the idea of retirement. Boomers are enjoying healthier lives as medical technology intervenes with the onset of aging. Some prefer to continue working because they are finally at the top of their position’s salary level. Many have valuable skills …

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Retire, or ‘work til you drop’?

News from the web: When Paula Symons joined the U.S. workforce in 1972, typewriters in her office clacked nonstop, people answered the telephones and the hot new technology revolutionizing communication was the fax machine. Symons, fresh out of college, entered this brave new world thinking she’d do pretty much what …

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This teen is thinking about retirement…sort of

News from the web: Andrew Georgescu is a busy guy. The 16-year-old is an A-student at Mississauga’s Lorne Park Secondary School and an active member of the school’s stock market club. When he’s not doing homework, Georgescu referees hockey games around town and spends summers as a clerk at a …

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5 Questions Before You Quit

News from the web: If you asked a group of people to define retirement, chances are good that almost every person’s answer would somehow revolve around no longer working. In fact, “working during retirement” sounds like an oxymoron to most people. In reality, though, working during retirement is becoming more …

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Top 1,000 retirement funds tread water in 2011

News from the web: Assets of the nation’s 1,000 largest retirement plans eked out a roughly 2% gain for the tumultuous 12-month period ended Sept. 30, even as efforts to better position investment portfolios to withstand market volatility continued apace According to Pensions & Investments‘ latest annual survey, the combined assets …

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Retire later to stop loneliness, says No 10 adviser

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People who carry on working in some capacity beyond their retirement could live longer, because they are not so lonely, a No 10 adviser has suggested.

David Halpern said a lack of social interaction was “much worse” for elderly people in terms of its effect …

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