Archive for Center

10/6/2016 – 401(k) Plan Shortcomings Failing As Retirement Income Program

Oct 06, 2016 Comments Off

The current “retirement plan” of choice – 401(k) plans – really aren’t true retirement income plans. While they can be great for accumulating savings, most 401(k) plans don’t do much to help older workers decide if they have enough money to retire, or how to convert their hard-earned savings into a retirement paycheck. Read the […]

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10/3/2016 – Do “Brain-Training” Programs Work?

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How could two teams of scientists examine the same literature and come to conflicting “consensus” views about the effectiveness of brain training? The disagreement might result from different standards used when evaluating the evidence. To date, the field has lacked a comprehensive review of the brain-training literature, one that examines both the quantity and the […]

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10/3/2016 – The Weak Evidence Behind Brain-Training Games

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Seven psychologists reviewed every single scientific paper put forward to support these products—and found them wanting. Read the full article at The Atlantic.

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10/3/2016 – Brain Game Claims Fail A Big Scientific Test

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Want to be smarter? More focused? Free of memory problems as you age? If so, don’t count on brain games to help you. That’s the conclusion of an exhaustive evaluation of the scientific literature on brain training games and programs. It was published Monday in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest. Read the […]

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9/19/2016 – Seizing Longevity’s Competitive Advantages

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“The aging megatrend could generate massive opportunities. We are at the beginning of a longevity revolution. The aging megatrend — caused by increased life expectancies and plummeting birthrates — will disrupt traditional working norms, challenge virtually all businesses and transform society’s structure. Conventional thinking holds that this upheaval will trigger an economic calamity. The worldforce […]

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9/13/2016 – A call for intergenerational engagement

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Bringing older adults and children together can offer both groups big benefits, a new Stanford report concludes. “There is growing reason to think that older people may be just the resource children need,” said Laura Carstensen, PhD, who led the report and is the founding director of the Stanford Center for Longevity. Read the full […]

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9/13/2016 – A critical missing piece in 401(k) plans

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Recent studies conducted by the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA) show how employer-sponsored 401(k) plans and their advisers and administrators can use their resources to construct a menu of diversified retirement income options.One important conclusion from the SCL/SOA studies is that 401(k) plan sponsors have the potential to increase […]

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9/12/2016 – How Higher Education Can Aid Life Transitions

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Universities, colleges and community colleges have the opportunity to create programs for people in midlife who seek personal transformation, reinvention and redirection. Read the full article at Next Avenue.

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9/8/2016 – Older people offer the resource that children need, Stanford report says

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New Center on Longevity research shows that aging adults play critical roles in the lives of young people, especially the most vulnerable in society. Volunteering is one way to bring older adults and young people together. The key is to change social norms to encourage relationship building between generations. Read the full article at Stanford […]

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9/1/2016 – Prepare for the Rising Cost of Living in Retirement

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Since a young age, many of us have had the “save for retirement” message on our minds. It is virtually impossible to ignore the advice on making the most of 401(k)s and investing additional funds so that when the time arrives you have the financial wherewithal to enjoy retirement. Read the full article at U.S. […]

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