What I Did to Stop ‘Awfulizing’ Retirement

I had been planning my retirement for years. I read all the literature about my pension and ran all the calculations. I reduced my spending. I got completely out of debt and even added a little padding to my savings. So why did I fear what is supposed to be the best time of life?… … Continue reading What I Did to Stop ‘Awfulizing’ Retirement

Cities Must Tackle Longevity Inequality

Why would a baby boy born in Fairfax County, Va., expect to live nearly 18 years longer than one born 350 miles away in McDowell County, W. Va.? This question, prompted by the results of a 2013 study,  underscores a disturbing reality: America is a land of longevity inequality, with many communities marked by dramatically… … Continue reading Cities Must Tackle Longevity Inequality

Employers: A Key to Boost Financial Wellness of Minorities

African Americans and Latinos scored considerably lower in financial wellness than whites and Asian Americans in a recent report from Financial Finesse, a financial wellness provider. But the report, Optimizing Wellness Programs for a Diverse Workforce,  also says employers can do quite a bit to help remedy the disparities. Specifically, Financial Finesse says, firms could… … Continue reading Employers: A Key to Boost Financial Wellness of Minorities

Fitness and Exercise Rules That Change After 50

A funny thing happens on the way to 50 and beyond: Your body doesn’t respond to exercise as it did earlier in your life. Fatigue, muscle and joint aches and increased injuries seem to happen with greater frequency. Unfortunately, it’s not your imagination. It happens to the best of us as a natural consequence of… … Continue reading Fitness and Exercise Rules That Change After 50