Retirement

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Diversification is one of the hallmarks of Modern Portfolio Theory, and is one of the relatively few concepts most investors – at least at a high level – seem to inherently understand. Though many investors can likely benefit from additional diversification, above and beyond what is offered within their current
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Credit: Shutterstock Since so many older Americans are working longer, the goliath job search engine Indeed.com recently conducted a study to identify the most clicked-on second act jobs by Americans 62+ and the most heavily-searched part-time jobs. The results are fascinating and, based on my experience as a career coach specializing in work in retirement,
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Will aging-by-app in today’s on-demand economy be an opportunity or disruption to the senior housing industry?Shutterstock Demography is destiny. Or at least that is the investment thesis for the senior housing industry. The fast expansion of the assisted living sector, in particular, is based on the overwhelming reality that for the next several decades the
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images In an editorial this past Wednesday, the editorial staff of California’s leading newspaper called on the leadership of CalPERS and CalSTRS, the pension funds of the government employees of California and the public school teachers of the state, not to let
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After completing a year-long study on unlicensed care homes in the United States, researchers are recommending among other things further investigation, more oversight and new ways to locate homes where they say “egregious crimes” are being committed against the elderly, disabled and mentally ill. The independent, non-profit research firm, RTI International, completed the exploratory study
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Reports of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, imprisonment and worse by key informants in an exploratory study on unlicensed care homes in America leads researchers to conclude governments need to take a good look at how the nation cares for its elderly and mentally ill and just who does the caretaking. Shutterstock Based on a year-long
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Credit: Shutterstock All of sudden, there’s a flurry of activity in the Capitol to help Americans save for retirement and for emergencies. Seven bills in the Senate and the House — some of them bipartisan — have recently been introduced. And the House Republican leadership is crafting what it calls “Tax Reform 2.0,” which would
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In the end it will be microbes—bacteria, viruses and fungus—found to be at the root of all disease and aging, and specifically Alzheimer’s, contends geneticist Dr. Rudolph “Rudy” Emile Tanzi. “The two biggest threats to healthy aging have had to do with dealing with infection,” said Tanzi, who specializes in Alzheimer’s and the brain at
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