Are You Preventing Yourself From Having Your Dream Retirement?

Innovations in medicine and technology have extended human life by over 30 years since 1900. This has helped double the amount of time the average adult now spends in retirement compared to several decades ago. But the benefits of longer lives and retirement may be limited if older households curb their consumption or investment in…

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Help for Pets of Dying Owners Brings Peace of Mind

Roland Carter, 78, of Stafford, Va., has advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, suffers from dementia and spends most of his time in bed. Missy, one of his four dogs, usually is there with him. “Missy stays on his bed all the time — she protects him,” says Carter’s wife, Barbara, 72. So when she recently…

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The Growing Movement to Invest in the Older Americans’ Market

When real estate developer Del Webb and his partner J.G. Boswell started building Sun City near Phoenix in the 1950s, the enterprise was considered high-risk. No one had created a community on this scale catering to older Americans pursuing an active retirement. “‘Financially, such a project would fail because of ‘cannibalism’ (more people would die…

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Finding Your First Financial Adviser After 50

You’ve heard about financial advisers your whole adult life, professionals who reputedly combined the know-how of accountants with the money wizardry of seasoned investors. So how come you’ve never been to a financial adviser? The possible reasons are many. Why People Don’t Hire a Financial Adviser “I think some folks believe they’ll be sold something…

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