Living well, aging well

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Can a building keep you healthy?

Velma Robinson thinks so. The 82-year-old had been living alone in a ranch house on two acres of land in West Virginia. She took care of the land by herself with the help of a riding mower. …

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Is the retirement savings system broken?

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Things are looking up for employer-based retirement plans.

Despite the staggering loss of savings many experienced as a result of the downturn, Americans still believe the current retirement savings system still works.

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Retirement for Younger Baby Boomers Will be a Different Experience

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Younger baby boomers, those aged 50 years old in 2010, foresee a vastly different retirement world than 50 year-olds who were surveyed in 1996. According to a pair of surveys by active adult community developer Del Webb, today’s 50 year-old plans to retire four years …

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Four Risks That Could Ruin Your Retirement

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What are the risks of retirement and how do we plan for them? In recent articles, we’ve written a lot about retirement and different aspects of planning for it. Often risks are specific to your particular retirement plan, but several are common in all plans. …

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May he live long and prosper

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In an interview with The Toronto Sun, Leonard Nimoy has announced his retirement from acting. Though the actor legendary among the sci-fi community for his role in Star Trek, the occasional voice acting credit, and odd affection for the works of J.R.R. Tolkien has taken …

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‘Silver market’ put off by hotel single supplement

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THE SUPPLEMENT charged by many hotels for single rooms is a disincentive for the lucrative “silver market” at a time when the retired population is growing, the tourism industry has been told.

Active Retirement Ireland has urged the industry to do more to attract …

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How Much Retirement Income Do You Need?

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If you want to continue into retirement the standard of living you’re accustomed to while working, conventional wisdom from financial planners says you’ll need a retirement income that’s equal to 70 percent to 100 percent of your pay just before retirement. Retirement planners call …

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Retirement is Out, the Active Adult Lifestyle is In

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Blame it on the boomer generation if you want, but you must accept that the old notion of retirement has given way to the era of the active adult. Most adults would like a retired life of ease and prosperity. They are no longer …

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Retirement age ‘should be scrapped’

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Equality commission says an ageing population and increased willingness among older people to work should see default retirement age scrapped.
Workers should be able to stay in their jobs beyond the age of 65, and employers should be incentivised to allow older employees to …

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