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11/26/2014 – Seniors turn to Peace Corps after retirement

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For years, the Peace Corps was a young person’s purview, an organization that drew recent college graduates hungry for adventure, unencumbered with families and mortgages and willing to endure the hardships of life in remote locales. Though college kids still flock to the organization, a slightly grayer demographic has stepped up. Read the full article […]

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11/24/2014 – Brain’s dementia weak spot identified

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The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia, according to UK scientists who have pinpointed the region using scans. Read the full article at BBC News.

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11/24/2014 – How Retirement Benefits Will Change in 2015

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Social Security and Medicare will be making important changes to their programs next year. Individual retirement accounts and 401(k)s will also be tweaked in significant ways. Here’s a look at the new features your retirement benefits will have next year. Read the full article at U.S. News and World Report.

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11/20/2014 – Loading up on stocks — after you retire

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Should you invest more in stocks as you age? Conventional wisdom would have you reduce the percentage of your nest egg you invest in stocks over the course of your retirement. The old rule of thumb went something like this: Subtract your age from 100 and that’s what percent to invest in stocks. Wade Pfau, […]

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11/19/2014 – Stanford literary scholar traces cultural history of our obsession with youth

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With philosophy, history and literature as his guides, Stanford Professor Robert Harrison investigates how Western ideas of youthfulness have evolved from classical antiquity to the present. Read the full article at Stanford Report.

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11/18/2014 – Science (and Quacks) vs. the Aging Process

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For thousands of years, people have sought to escape or outrun their mortality with potions, pills and elixirs, often blended with heavy doses of hope and will. Despite this enduring quest, most scientists say we are no closer to eternal life today than we were all those years ago. The word “immortality” elicits a mixture […]

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11/18/2014 – Retirement’s changing expectations

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Studies show that what people expect regarding retirement doesn’t often match what really happens. To that point, the Employee Benefit Research Institute has just issued a report about the gap between expected and actual retirement. Coupled with a retirement confidence survey released earlier this year, EBRI is matching reality with expectation. Read the full article […]

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11/14/2014 – Choosing to Live Abroad in Retirement

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Choosing to leave the United States when you are younger and still working can be tough enough. But older Americans who are relocating in retirement to a new country with a foreign-national partner or spouse potentially face even greater challenges as they create new social networks while also learning another language and culture, and integrating […]

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11/14/2014 – Why Phased Retirement May Become the Hottest Boomer Benefit

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Older federal workers will be able to work part-time before retiring. Other employers are likely to follow. Read the full article at Time.

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11/12/2014 – Are our low birthrates and aging population threatening the economy?

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The balance of children, working-age people and the elderly is just about right now, argue demographer Ronald Lee and economist Andrew Mason. Read the full Op-Ed at Los Angeles Times.

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